Synonyms of 'move'
to change the time when something is scheduled to happenShe moved the sheaf of papers into position.
The person can be transferred from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.
He carried the plate through to the dining room.
There's no petrol so it's difficult to transport goods.
I'm switching to a new gas supplier.
We shifted the vans and used the area for skateboarding.
Genetic engineers transpose bits of material from one organism to another.
to go or take from one place to anotherShe waited for him to get up, but he didn't move.
It took us an hour to go three miles.
walk, , , ,
They walked in silence for a while.
The entire pile shifted and slid, thumping onto the floor.
She proceeded along the hallway.
The two women lay on their backs, not stirring.
I pulled and pulled but I couldn't budge it.
make a move,
to act or begin to actIndustrialists must move fast to take advantage of this opportunity.
to start to live or work in a different placeMy home is in Yorkshire and I don't want to move.
Should they be forced to relocate at the end of the contract?
Just pack your bags and leave.
She was not allowed to leave the country.
They removed to America.
Police were called when he refused to quit the building.
I wish he'd just go away and leave me alone.
The farmers have to migrate if they want to survive.
He emigrated to Belgium.
flit (Scottish, Northern England, dialect), ,
up sticks (British, informal),
pack your bags (informal),
to change, progress, or develop in a specified wayShe moved from being a researcher to being a lecturer.
We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
The wind shifted and the helicopter lurched.
a handy table which converts into an ironing board
the speed at which your body transforms food into energy
They have never altered their programmes.
Manufacturers are encouraged to diversify.
to change, progress, or develop in a specified wayEvents are moving fast.
He made it clear he would not move on this issue.
change your mind, , ,
We want you to reconsider your decision to resign.
We urge you to reconsider.
Both sides say they will not budge.
do a U-turn,
He appeared to back-pedal on that statement.
do an about-turn (British, informal),
change your tune,
He changed his tune, saying that the increase was experimental.
do an aboutface
to cause or prompt to do somethingThe hearings moved me to come up with these suggestions.
Curiosity drove me to probe into what they worked on together.
It was not as straightforward as we were led to believe.
I don't want to cause any trouble.
The conference influenced us to launch the campaign.
the event which persuaded the United States to enter the war
Her parents kept her in school and pushed her to study.
What inspired you to change your name?
The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
How do you motivate people to work hard and efficiently?
I would do anything to induce them to stay.
He shoved her out of the way.
video cameras that can be activated by computer
He is propelled by the need to make his family proud.
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
a tactic to prod the government into spending more on education
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
to arouse affection, pity, or compassion inThese stories surprised and moved me.
It has touched me deeply to see how these people live.
He loved his sister, and her loss clearly still affects him.
I only take on work that excites me.
What impressed him most was their speed.
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
The thought of them inheriting all these things agitated her.
She was obviously disquieted by the experience.
make an impression on,
tug at your heartstrings often facetious)
to spend most of one's time with a specified social groupShe moves in high society circles in London.
Let me get you something to drink, then I must circulate.
He mixes with people younger than himself.
associate, , ,
They found out they'd been associating with a criminal.
They no longer socialized as they used to.
Executives fraternized with the personnel of other banks.
to suggest a proposal formally, as in a debateI moved that the case be dismissed.
We are about to propose some changes to the system.
I suggest you ask him some specific questions about his past.
I recommend that you consult your doctor.
They advocate fewer government controls on business.
I submit that you knew exactly what you were doing.
the act of movingDaniel's eyes followed her every move.
He was the sort of person who didn't like his actions questioned.
My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
He greeted the agreement as the first step towards peace.
He could watch her every movement.
the laws governing light, sound and motion
The camp was used for military manoeuvres.
His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
one of a sequence of actions, usually part of a planThe cut in interest rates was a wise move.
a cynical marketing ploy
He said stern measures would be taken against the rioters.
That was a really mean trick.
There's talk of a new peace initiative.
At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius.
His tactic to press on paid off.
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
This was a ruse to divide them.
They said the plan was no more than a clever political gambit.
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
the act of moving one's home or place of businessHe announced his move to Montparnasse in 1909.
Arrange for the transfer of medical records to your new doctor.
There has been a shift of the elderly to this state.
Home removals are best done in cool weather.
the mass migration of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
flit (Scottish, Northern England, dialect), ,
change of address
(in a boardgame) a manoeuvre of a pieceIt's your move, chess fans tell Sports Minister.
See get a move on
See make a move
See on the move
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in the sense of act
to do somethingI have no reason to doubt that the bank acted properly.
in the sense of act
something doneMy insurance covers acts of sabotage.
in the sense of activate
to make something activevideo cameras that can be activated by computer
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