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Synonyms for drive

Synonyms for (noun) drive

Synonyms: drive, driving force, thrust Definition: the act of applying force to propel something Usage: after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

Similar words: actuation, propulsion Definition: the act of propelling

Synonyms: drive, ride Definition: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile) Usage: he took the family for a drive in his new car

Similar words: journey, journeying Definition: the act of traveling from one place to another

Synonyms: drive Definition: the act of driving a herd of animals overland

Similar words: conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation Definition: the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonyms: drive Definition: (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

Similar words: return Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player Usage: he won the point on a cross-court return

Synonyms: drive, driving Definition: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver Usage: he sliced his drive out of bounds

Similar words: swing, golf shot, golf stroke Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Synonyms: movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end Usage: he supported populist campaigns; they worked in the cause of world peace; the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant; the movement to end slavery; contributed to the war effort

Similar words: venture Definition: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

Synonyms: drive, parkway Definition: a wide scenic road planted with trees Usage: the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

Similar words: road, route Definition: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Synonyms: drive Definition: a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine Usage: a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

Similar words: mechanism Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Synonyms: drive Definition: (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

Similar words: device Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: drive, driveway, private road Definition: a road leading up to a private house Usage: they parked in the driveway

Similar words: road, route Definition: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Synonyms: drive Definition: the trait of being highly motivated Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers

Similar words: trait Definition: a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

Synonyms: drive Definition: a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

Similar words: physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state Definition: the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Synonyms for (verb) drive

Synonyms: aim, drive, get Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse Usage: What are you driving at?

Similar words: intend, mean Definition: mean or intend to express or convey Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?

Synonyms: drive Definition: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground Usage: drive the game

Similar words: track down, run, hunt, hunt down Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods

Synonyms: drive Definition: hunting: search for game Usage: drive the forest

Similar words: track down, run, hunt, hunt down Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods

Synonyms: drive Definition: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling Usage: The amplifier drives the tube; steam drives the engines; this device drives the disks for the computer

Similar words: power Definition: supply the force or power for the functioning of Usage: The gasoline powers the engines

Synonyms: drive Definition: excavate horizontally Usage: drive a tunnel

Similar words: dig, excavate, hollow Definition: remove the inner part or the core of Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Synonyms: drive Definition: hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally Usage: drive a ball

Similar words: hit Definition: cause to move by striking Usage: hit a ball

Synonyms: drive Definition: strike with a driver, as in teeing off Usage: drive a golf ball

Similar words: hit Definition: cause to move by striking Usage: hit a ball

Synonyms: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse Definition: cause to move back by force or influence Usage: repel the enemy; push back the urge to smoke; beat back the invaders

Similar words: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms: drive Definition: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force Usage: drive the ball far out into the field

Similar words: throw Definition: propel through the air Usage: throw a frisbee

Synonyms: drive Definition: push, propel, or press with force Usage: Drive a nail into the wall

Similar words: impel, propel Definition: cause to move forward with force Usage: Steam propels this ship

Synonyms: force, drive, ram Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

Similar words: thrust Definition: push forcefully Usage: He thrust his chin forward

Synonyms: drive Definition: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment Usage: She finally drove him to change jobs

Similar words: make Definition: compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way Usage: People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!; Heat makes you sweat

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: drive, take Definition: proceed along in a vehicle Usage: We drive the turnpike to work

Similar words: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over Definition: travel across or pass over Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Synonyms: drive Definition: operate or control a vehicle Usage: drive a car or bus; Can you drive this four-wheel truck?

Similar words: operate, control Definition: handle and cause to function Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

Synonyms: drive Definition: urge forward Usage: drive the cows into the barn

Similar words: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms: drive Definition: cause someone or something to move by driving Usage: She drove me to school every day; We drove the car to the garage

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: drive Definition: move by being propelled by a force Usage: The car drove around the corner

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

Similar words: drive Definition: operate or control a vehicle Usage: drive a car or bus; Can you drive this four-wheel truck?

Synonyms: labor, labour, push, tug, drive Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Similar words: fight, struggle Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath

Synonyms: drive Definition: work as a driver Usage: He drives a bread truck; She drives for the taxi company in Newark

Similar words: do work, work Definition: be employed Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college

Synonyms: drive Definition: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly Usage: She is driven by her passion

Similar words: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city" Usage: He squeezed her for information