Synonyms for drive out

Synonyms for (verb) drive out

Synonyms: expectorate, clear out, drive out

Definition: clear out the chest and lungs

Usage: This drug expectorates quickly

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

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: rouse, rout out, drive out, force out

Definition: force or drive out

Usage: The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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