Synonyms for move

Synonyms for (noun) move

Synonyms: move

Definition: the act of deciding to do something

Usage: he didn't make a move to help; his first move was to hire a lawyer

Similar words: conclusion, determination, decision

Definition: the act of making up your mind about something

Usage: the burden of decision was his; he drew his conclusions quickly


Synonyms: move

Definition: (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

Similar words: play, turn

Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play


Synonyms: move, relocation

Definition: the act of changing your residence or place of business

Usage: they say that three moves equal one fire

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election


Synonyms: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility

Similar words: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Synonyms for (verb) move

Synonyms: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy

Similar words: vary, change, alter

Definition: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Usage: her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season


Synonyms: run, move, go

Definition: progress by being changed

Usage: The speech has to go through several more drafts; run through your presentation before the meeting

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: make a motion, move

Definition: propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

Similar words: advise, suggest, propose

Definition: make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Usage: the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax


Synonyms: prompt, propel, incite, motivate, move, actuate

Definition: give an incentive for action

Usage: This moved me to sacrifice my career

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: move

Definition: arouse sympathy or compassion in

Usage: Her fate moved us all

Similar words: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd


Synonyms: move

Definition: dispose of by selling

Usage: The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers

Similar words: sell

Definition: exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

Usage: He sold his house in January; She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit


Synonyms: proceed, move, go

Definition: follow a procedure or take a course

Usage: We should go farther in this matter; She went through a lot of trouble; go about the world in a certain manner; Messages must go through diplomatic channels

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: move

Definition: live one's life in a specified environment

Usage: she moves in certain circles only

Similar words: live

Definition: lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

Usage: we had to live frugally after the war