Move Move (m[=oo]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moved} (m[=oo]vd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Moving}.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. m[=i]v, p. p. m[=u]ta, to move, push. Cf. {Emotion}, {Mew} to molt, {Mob}, {Mutable}, {Mutiny}.] 1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king. [1913 Webster]

3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence. [1913 Webster]

Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

No female arts his mind could move. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. --Matt. ix. 36. [1913 Webster]

[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror. --Felton. [1913 Webster]

5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn. [1913 Webster]

Let me but move one question to your daughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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