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Synonyms of move in English:


  • 1 she moved to the door don't move!
    go, walk, proceed, progress, advance;
    budge, stir, shift, change position
  • 2 he moved the chair closer to the fire
  • 3 things were moving too fast
    (make) progress, make headway, advance, develop
  • 4 he urged the council to move quickly
    take action, act, take steps, do something, take measures
    informal get moving
  • 5 she's moved to Rotterdam
    relocate, move away, change one's address, leave, go away, go down the road, decamp, pull up stakes
  • 6 I was deeply moved by the story
    affect, touch, impress, shake, upset, disturb, make an impression on
  • 7 she was moved to act
  • 8 they are not prepared to move on this issue
    change, budge, shift one's ground, change one's tune, change one's mind, have second thoughts;
    make a U-turn, do an about-face
  • 9 she moves in the art world
    circulate, mix, socialize, keep company, associate
    informal hang out/around
  • 10 I move that we adjourn
    propose, submit, suggest, advocate, recommend, urge
  • noun

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  • 1 his eyes followed her every move
    movement, motion, action;
    gesture, gesticulation
  • 2 his recent move to Sarasota
    relocation, change of address, transfer, posting
  • 3 the latest move in the war against drugs
    initiative, step, action, act, measure, maneuver, tactic, stratagem
  • 4 it's your move
    turn, go;
    opportunity, chance
  • Phrases

    get a move on
    informal c'mon guys, let's get a move on
    hurry up, speed (it) up, move faster
    dated make haste
    make a move
    waiting for the other side to make a move
    do something, take action, act, take the initiative
    informal get moving
    on the move
  • 1.1 she's always on the move
    traveling, in transit, moving, journeying, on the road
    informal on the go
  • 2.1 the economy is on the move
    progressing, making progress, advancing, developing
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