Synonyms for motor

Synonyms for (noun) motor

Synonyms: motor

Definition: machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

Similar words: machine

Definition: any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

Synonyms: motor

Definition: a nonspecific agent that imparts motion

Usage: happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

Similar words: agent

Definition: an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

Usage: their research uncovered new disease agents

Synonyms for (verb) motor

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 for (adj) motor

Synonyms: motive, motor

Definition: causing or able to cause motion

Usage: a motive force; motive power; motor energy

Similar words: causative

Definition: producing an effect

Usage: poverty as a causative factor in crime

Synonyms: motor, centrifugal

Definition: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS

Usage: motor nerves

Similar words: efferent, motorial

Definition: of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS

Usage: efferent nerves and impulses

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