Synonyms for drive

Synonyms for (noun) drive

Synonyms: drive, driving force, thrust

Definition: the act of applying force to propel something

Usage: after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: drive, ride

Definition: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Usage: he took the family for a drive in his new car

Similar words: journey, journeying

Definition: the act of traveling from one place to another


Synonyms: drive

Definition: the act of driving a herd of animals overland

Similar words: conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation

Definition: the act of moving something from one location to another


Synonyms: drive

Definition: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

Similar words: return

Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

Usage: he won the point on a cross-court return


Synonyms: drive, driving

Definition: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

Usage: he sliced his drive out of bounds

Similar words: swing, golf shot, golf stroke

Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it


Synonyms: movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort

Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Usage: he supported populist campaigns; they worked in the cause of world peace; the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant; the movement to end slavery; contributed to the war effort

Similar words: venture

Definition: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome


Synonyms: drive, parkway

Definition: a wide scenic road planted with trees

Usage: the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

Similar words: road, route

Definition: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation


Synonyms: drive

Definition: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

Usage: a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

Similar words: mechanism

Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function


Synonyms: drive

Definition: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: drive, driveway, private road

Definition: a road leading up to a private house

Usage: they parked in the driveway

Similar words: road, route

Definition: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation


Synonyms: drive

Definition: the trait of being highly motivated

Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers

Similar words: trait

Definition: a distinguishing feature of your personal nature


Synonyms: drive

Definition: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

Similar words: physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Definition: the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Synonyms for (verb) drive

Synonyms: aim, drive, get

Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse

Usage: What are you driving at?

Similar words: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?


Synonyms: drive

Definition: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

Usage: drive the game

Similar words: track down, run, hunt, hunt down

Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods


Synonyms: drive

Definition: hunting: search for game

Usage: drive the forest

Similar words: track down, run, hunt, hunt down

Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods


Synonyms: drive

Definition: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling

Usage: The amplifier drives the tube; steam drives the engines; this device drives the disks for the computer

Similar words: power

Definition: supply the force or power for the functioning of

Usage: The gasoline powers the engines


Synonyms: drive

Definition: excavate horizontally

Usage: drive a tunnel

Similar words: dig, excavate, hollow

Definition: remove the inner part or the core of

Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside


Synonyms: drive

Definition: hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

Usage: drive a ball

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: drive

Definition: strike with a driver, as in teeing off

Usage: drive a golf ball

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse

Definition: cause to move back by force or influence

Usage: repel the enemy; push back the urge to smoke; beat back the invaders

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"


Synonyms: drive

Definition: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

Usage: drive the ball far out into the field

Similar words: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee


Synonyms: drive

Definition: push, propel, or press with force

Usage: Drive a nail into the wall

Similar words: impel, propel

Definition: cause to move forward with force

Usage: Steam propels this ship


Synonyms: force, drive, ram

Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

Similar words: thrust

Definition: push forcefully

Usage: He thrust his chin forward


Synonyms: drive

Definition: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

Usage: She finally drove him to change jobs

Similar words: make

Definition: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

Usage: People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!; Heat makes you sweat


Synonyms: motor, drive

Definition: travel or be transported in a vehicle

Usage: We drove to the university every morning; They motored to London for the theater

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: drive, take

Definition: proceed along in a vehicle

Usage: We drive the turnpike to work

Similar words: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over

Definition: travel across or pass over

Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day


Synonyms: drive

Definition: operate or control a vehicle

Usage: drive a car or bus; Can you drive this four-wheel truck?

Similar words: operate, control

Definition: handle and cause to function

Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever


Synonyms: drive

Definition: urge forward

Usage: drive the cows into the barn

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"


Synonyms: drive

Definition: cause someone or something to move by driving

Usage: She drove me to school every day; We drove the car to the garage

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: drive

Definition: move by being propelled by a force

Usage: The car drove around the corner

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Similar words: drive

Definition: operate or control a vehicle

Usage: drive a car or bus; Can you drive this four-wheel truck?


Synonyms: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Similar words: fight, struggle

Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort

Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath


Synonyms: drive

Definition: work as a driver

Usage: He drives a bread truck; She drives for the taxi company in Newark

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college


Synonyms: drive

Definition: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

Usage: She is driven by her passion

Similar words: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information