Definition for MOVE

MOVE, v.t. [moov; L. moveo; It. movere; Sp. mover; Fr. mouvoir; W. mudaw. It is probably a contracted word. Class Md.]

  1. To impel; to carry, convey or draw from one place to another; to cause to change place or posture in any manner or by any means. The wind moves a ship; the cartman moves goods; the horse moves a cart or carriage. Mere matter can not move itself. Machines are moved by springs, weights, or force applied.
  2. To excite into action; to affect; to agitate; to rouse; as; to move the passions.
  3. To cause to act or determine; as, to move the will.
  4. To persuade; to prevail on; to excite from a state of rest or indifference. Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. Knowles. lint when no female arts his mind could move, / She turn'd to furious hate her impious love. Dryden.
  5. To excite tenderness, pity or grief in the heart; to affect; to touch pathetically; to excite feeling in. The use of images in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror. Felton. When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. Matth. ix.
  6. To make angry; to provoke; to irritate. Shak.
  7. To excite tumult or commotion. When they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was moved about them. Ruth i. Matth. xxi.
  8. To influence or incite by secret agency. God moved them to depart from him. 2 Chron. xviii. 2 Pet. i.
  9. To shake; to agitate. The kingdoms were moved. Ps. xlvi. Jer. xlix.
  10. To propose; to offer for consideration and determination; as, to move a resolution in a deliberative assembly.
  11. To propose; to recommend. They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. Hayward.
  12. To prompt; to incite; to instigate. Acts xvii.

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