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1. move  (noun) 
the act of deciding to do something; "he didn''t make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"



  More Specific:
demarche - a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs
maneuver / manoeuvre / tactical maneuver / tactical manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end


  More Generic:
    decision     determination     conclusion


2. move  (noun) 
(game) a player''s turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action



  Category:
    game

  More Specific:
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece


  More Generic:
    turn     play


3. move  (noun) 
the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"

  Also known as: relocation


  More Specific:
flit - a secret move (to avoid paying debts)


  More Generic:
    change


4. move  (noun) 
the act of changing location from one place to another; "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"

  Also known as: motion, movement


  More Specific:
approach / approaching / coming - the act of drawing spatially closer to something
progress / progression / procession / advance / advancement / forward motion / onward motion - the act of moving forward toward a goal
locomotion / travel - self-propelled movement
lurch / lunge - the act of moving forward suddenly
travel / traveling / travelling - the act of going from one place to another
pursuit / chase / following - the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
rise / ascent / ascension / ascending - the act of changing location in an upward direction
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
swing / swinging / vacillation - changing location by moving back and forth
return - the act of returning to a prior location
slide / glide / coast - the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
slippage - failing to hold or slipping out of place
flow / stream - the act of flowing or streaming
crawl - a very slow movement
speed / speeding / hurrying - changing location rapidly
translation / displacement - the act of uniform movement
shift / shifting - the act of moving from one place to another
haste / hurry / rush / rushing - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
maneuver / manoeuvre / play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
migration - the movement of persons from one country or locality to another


  More Generic:
    change


5. move  (noun) 
a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"

  Also known as: motion, movement, motility


  More Specific:
abduction - (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
adduction - (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
agitation - the act of agitating something
body English - a motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
circumduction - a circular movement of a limb or eye
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone
fetal movement / foetal movement - motion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
flit / dart - a sudden quick movement
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
headshake / headshaking - the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
inclination / inclining - the act of inclining
inversion / eversion / everting - the act of turning inside out
inversion / upending - turning upside down
jerk / jerking / jolt - an abrupt spasmodic movement
kick / kicking - a rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
kneel / kneeling - supporting yourself on your knees
lurch / pitch / pitching - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
nystagmus - involuntary movements of the eyeballs
opening - the act of opening something
prostration - the act of assuming a prostrate position
reach / reaching / stretch - the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
reciprocation - alternating back-and-forth movement
reclining - the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
retraction - the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retroflection / retroflexion - the act of bending backward
rotation / rotary motion - the act of rotating as if on an axis
shutting / closing - the act of closing something
sitting - the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
sitting / posing - (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
snap - the act of snapping the fingers
squat / squatting - the act of assuming or maintaining a squatting position
sweep - a movement in an arc
toss - an abrupt movement
vibration / quiver / quivering - the act of vibrating
wave - a movement like that of an ocean wave
waver / flutter / flicker - the act of moving back and forth
standing - the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
straddle / span - the act of sitting or standing astride
stroke - a single complete movement
wiggle / wriggle / squirm - the act of wiggling
eurythmy / eurhythmy / eurythmics / eurhythmics - the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions


  More Generic:
    change


6. move  (verb) 
be in a state of action; "she is always moving"

  Also known as: be active


  More Specific:
bestir / rouse - become active


  Opposite of:
    rest


7. move  (verb) 
go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"



  More Specific:
step - move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
scroll - move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen
sink / pass / lapse - pass into a specified state or condition


  More Generic:
    change     alter     vary


8. move  (verb) 
progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

  Also known as: go, run


  More Generic:
    change


9. move  (verb) 
propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

  Also known as: make a motion


  More Generic:
    propose     suggest     advise


  Verb Group:
    move     go


10. move  (verb) 
have a turn; make one''s move in a game; "Can I go now?"

  Also known as: go


  Entails:
    play

  More Specific:
bluff / bluff out - deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
stalemate - subject to a stalemate
castle - move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
serve - put the ball into play
open - make the opening move
draw / cast - choose at random
trump / ruff - play a trump
manoeuver / maneuver / manoeuvre / operate - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
check - decline to initiate betting


  Verb Group:
    move     make a motion


11. move  (verb) 
give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

  Also known as: motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite


  More Generic:
    cause     do     make


  Verb Group:
    affect     impress     move     strike     move


12. move  (verb) 
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

  Also known as: affect, impress, strike


  Cause:
    feel
    experience


  More Specific:
infect - affect in a contagious way
surprise - cause to be surprised
impress / ingrain / instill - produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
awaken - make aware
engrave - impress or affect deeply
strike dumb - render speechless, as by surprising or shocking
zap - strike suddenly and with force
jar - affect in a disagreeable way
hit home / strike home / strike a chord / strike a note - refer to or be relevant or familiar to
smite - affect suddenly with deep feeling
cloud - make gloomy or depressed
pierce - move or affect (a person''s emotions, bodily feelings, etc.) deeply or sharply
impress - impress positively
sweep away / sweep off - overwhelm emotionally
disturb / upset / trouble - move deeply
touch / stir - affect emotionally
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in
sadden - make unhappy


  Verb Group:
    hit     strike     come to     motivate     actuate     propel     move     prompt     incite


13. move  (verb) 
arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"



  More Generic:
    affect     impress     move     strike


  Verb Group:
    motivate     actuate     propel     move     prompt     incite


14. move  (verb) 
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"



  More Specific:
move involuntarily / move reflexively - move in an uncontrolled manner
quicken - show signs of life
stretch / stretch out - extend one''s body or limbs
snap / click / flick - cause to make a snapping sound
flex / bend - bend a joint
spread / propagate - become distributed or widespread
reach / reach out - move forward or upward in order to touch
putter / potter / potter around / putter around - move around aimlessly
dance / trip the light fantastic / trip the light fantastic toe - move in a pattern
drop back - take position in the rear, especially of a military formation or team sporting event, "The defender dropped back behind his teammate"
hit the dirt / hit the deck - fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
gravitate - move due to the pull of gravitation
fly - move quickly or suddenly
move over / give way / give / ease up / yield - move in order to make room for someone for something
cut to - move to another scene when filming
lurch / pitch / shift - move abruptly
jolt / jar - move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
duck - to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
bob - move up and down repeatedly
wallow / welter - roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
writhe / wrestle / wriggle / worm / squirm / twist - to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
wobble / coggle - move unsteadily
sidle / sashay - move sideways
sidle - move unobtrusively or furtively
sweep / sail - move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
brush / sweep - sweep across or over
wamble / waggle - move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
chop - move suddenly
reciprocate - alternate the direction of motion of
move back and forth - move in one direction and then into the opposite direction
nod - sway gently back and forth, as is in a nodding motion
pulsate / beat / quiver - move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
beat / pound / thump - move rhythmically
teeter / seesaw / totter - move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
buck / jerk / hitch - jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
cant / cant over / tilt / slant / pitch - heel over
careen / wobble / shift / tilt - move sideways or in an unsteady way
churn / boil / moil / roil - be agitated
steal / slip - move stealthily
shake / agitate - move or cause to move back and forth
vibrate - shake, quiver, or throb
jerk / twitch - move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
flip / twitch - toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
snap / click - move or strike with a noise
stir / shift / budge / agitate - move very slightly
arouse / stir - to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way
stumble / trip - miss a step and fall or nearly fall
falter / waver - move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
roll / undulate / flap / wave - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
mill / mill about / mill around - move about in a confused manner
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
startle / jump / start - move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
mope / mope around - move around slowly and aimlessly
hop on / mount / mount up / get on / jump on / climb on / bestride - get on the back of
climb - move with difficulty, by grasping
kick - thrash about or strike out with the feet
jump / leap / bound / spring - move forward by leaps and bounds
bolt - move or jump suddenly
get down - lower (one''s body) as by kneeling
assume / take / strike / take up - occupy or take on
seesaw - move up and down as if on a seesaw
displace - take the place of
exit / go out / get out / leave - move out of or depart from
separate / part / split - go one''s own away
diverge - move or draw apart
list / lean - cause to lean to the side
whirl / tumble / whirl around - fly around
close / come together - come together, as if in an embrace
bustle / bustle about / hustle - move or cause to move energetically or busily
fidget - move restlessly
linger / dawdle - take one''s time
flinch / squinch / funk / cringe / shrink / wince / recoil / quail - draw back, as with fear or pain
lunge / hurl / hurtle / thrust - make a thrusting forward movement
swoop - move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
flow / flux - move or progress freely as if in a stream
run / flow / feed / course - move along, of liquids
flurry - move in an agitated or confused manner
streak - move quickly in a straight line
heave - nautical: to move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
crash - move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
thunder - move fast, noisily, and heavily
snap - move with a snapping sound
beat / flap - move with a flapping motion
fling - move in an abrupt or headlong manner
hop - move quickly from one place to another
turn - move around an axis or a center
dodge - make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
dodge - move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
throw - move violently, energetically, or carelessly
make way - get out of the way
dance - skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
grab - make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
cut - move (one''s fist)
close - change one''s body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact


  See Also:
    move over     give way     give     ease up     yield


  Opposite of:
    stand still


15. move  (verb) 
change location; move, travel, or proceed; "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 ni

  Also known as: travel, go, locomote


  More Specific:
go around / spread / circulate - become widely known and passed on
carry - cover a certain distance or advance beyond
ease - move gently or carefully
whish - move with a whishing sound
float - move lightly, as if suspended
swap - move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
seek - go to or towards
whine - move with a whining sound
fly - be dispersed or disseminated
ride - move like a floating object
come - cover a certain distance
ghost - move like a ghost
betake oneself - displace oneself
pass over / overfly - fly over
travel - undergo transportation as in a vehicle
wend - direct one''s course or way
do - travel or traverse (a distance)
raft - travel by raft in water
get around / get about - move around
repair / resort - move, travel, or proceed toward some place
cruise - travel at a moderate speed
travel / journey - travel upon or across
come / come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
round - wind around
trundle - move heavily
push - move strenuously and with effort
travel purposefully - travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
swing - change direction with a swinging motion
roll / wander / swan / stray / tramp / roam / cast / ramble / rove / range / drift / vagabond - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
walk / take the air - take a walk
weave / wind / thread / meander / wander - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
forge / spurt / spirt - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
crawl / creep - move slowly
scramble - to move hurriedly
slither / slide - to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
wheel / roll - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
bounce / jounce - move up and down repeatedly
breeze - to proceed quickly and easily
float / drift / be adrift / blow - be in motion due to some air or water current
play - move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
float / swim - be afloat
walk - use one''s feet to advance
turn / move around - pass to the other side of
circle - travel around something
slice into / slice through - e.g., move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
stray / err / drift - wander from a direct course or at random
run - travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
step - shift or move by taking a step
drive / motor - travel or be transported in a vehicle
automobile - travel in an automobile
ski - move along on skis
fly / wing - travel through the air
steam - travel by means of steam power
taxi - travel slowly
ferry - travel by ferry
ride / sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
prance - spring foward on the hind legs
swim - travel through water
rise / lift / arise / move up / go up / come up / uprise - move upward
ascend / go up - travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
descend / fall / go down / come down - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
fall - descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
zigzag / crank - travel along a zigzag path
follow / travel along - travel along a certain course
advance / progress / pass on / move on / march on / go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
withdraw / retreat / pull away / draw back / recede / pull back / retire / move back - pull back or move away or backward
retrograde - move in a direction contrary to the usual one
proceed / go forward / continue - move ahead
back - travel backward
pan - make a sweeping movement
follow - to travel behind, go after, come after
precede / lead - move ahead (of others) in time or space
pursue / follow - follow in or as if in pursuit
return / go back / get back / come back - come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity
derail / jump - run off or leave the rails
flock - move as a crowd or in a group
accompany - go or travel along with
billow - move with great difficulty
circulate - move around freely
circle / circulate - move in circles
angle - move or proceed at an angle
pass / go through / go across - go across or through
travel by / pass by / surpass / go past / go by / pass - pass by
travel rapidly / speed / hurry / zip - move very fast
speed - travel at an excessive or illegal velocity
zoom - move with a low humming noise
drive - move by being propelled by a force
rush / hotfoot / hasten / hie / speed / race / pelt along / rush along / cannonball along / bucket along / belt along - step on it
trail / shack - move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly
shuttle - travel back and forth between two points
hiss / whoosh - move with a whooshing sound
whisk - move quickly and nimbly
career - move headlong at high speed
circuit - make a circuit
lance - move quickly, as if by cutting one''s way
outflank / go around - go around the flank of (an opposing army)
propagate - travel through the air
draw - move or go steadily or gradually
transfer / change - change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
swash - make violent, noisy movements
pace - go at a pace
step / tread - put down or press the foot, place the foot
step - move with one''s feet in a specific manner
hurtle - move with or as if with a rushing sound
retreat - move away, as for privacy
whistle - move with, or as with, a whistling sound
island hop - travel from one island to the next
plow / plough - move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
lurch - move slowly and unsteadily
sift - move as if through a sieve
fall - move in a specified direction
drag - move slowly and as if with great effort
run - move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
bang - move noisily
precess - move in a gyrating fashion
travel / move around - travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
ride - sit on and control a vehicle
snowshoe - travel on snowshoes
beetle - fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle


  See Also:
    advance     progress     pass on     move on     march on     go on     move out     withdraw     retreat     pull away     draw back     recede     pull back     retire     move back     advance     progress     pass on     move on     march on     go on     climb     climb up     mount     go up     elapse     lapse     pass     slip by     glide by     slip away     go by     slide by     go along     abscond     bolt     absquatulate     decamp     run off     go off     go out     travel by     pass by     surpass     go past     go by     pass     rise     lift     arise     move up     go up     come up     uprise     sink     settle     go down     go under     set     go down     go under     descend     fall     go down     come down     sink     settle     go down     go under     continue     go on     carry on     proceed     go around     spread     circulate


  Verb Group:
    move     displace


  Opposite of:
    stay in place


16. move  (verb) 
cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I''m moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

  Also known as: displace


  Cause:
    move


  More Specific:
mobilize / mobilise / circulate - cause to move around
relocate - move or establish in a new location
dislocate / luxate / splay / slip - move out of position
translate - change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
station / post / base / send / place - assign to a station
agitate / vex / disturb / commove / shake up / stir up / raise up - change the arrangement or position of
transmit / transfer / transport / channel / channelize / channelise - send from one person or place to another
funnel - move or pour through a funnel
brandish / flourish / wave - move or swing back and forth
pull / draw / force - cause to move along the ground by pulling
transport / carry - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one''s hands or on one''s body
tug - move by pulling hard
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of
expel / eject / chuck out / exclude / throw out / kick out / turf out / boot out / turn out - put out or expel from a place
put / set / place / pose / position / lay - put into a certain place or abstract location
engage / mesh / lock / operate - keep engaged
propel / impel - cause to move forward with force
launch / set in motion - get going
wind / wrap / roll / twine - wrap or coil around
unwind / wind off / unroll - reverse the winding or twisting of
wedge / squeeze / force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
work - move into or onto
spill / shed / disgorge - cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
spill / slop / splatter - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
unseat - dislodge from one''s seat, as from a horse
separate / disunite / divide / part - force, take, or pull apart
uproot / extirpate / deracinate / root out - pull up by or as if by the roots
press down / depress - press down
lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location
flick / ruffle / riffle - twitch or flutter
work - move in an agitated manner
take back - move text to the previous line
center / centre - move into the center
pump - move up and down
scan - move a light beam over
jar / shake up / bump around - shock physically
dandle - move (a baby) up and down in one''s arms or on one''s knees
roll / revolve - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
push / force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
rock / sway - cause to move back and forth
fluctuate - cause to fluctuate or move in a wave-like pattern
pulse - drive by or as if by pulsation
shift / dislodge / reposition - change place or direction
glide - cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
stir - move an implement through with a circular motion
play - cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
overturn / tip over / turn over / upset / knock over / bowl over / tump over - cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
transport / send / ship - transport commercially
send / direct - cause to go somewhere
transport - move something or somebody around
saltate - geography: move by saltation
lower / take down / let down / get down / bring down - move something or somebody to a lower position
lift / raise - move upwards
raise / lift / elevate / get up / bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position
drop - let fall to the ground
sink - cause to sink
advance / bring forward - cause to move forward
chase away / drive out / turn back / drive away / dispel / drive off / run off - force to go away
transfer / shift - move around
displace / force out - force to move
herd / crowd - cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
circulate - cause to move in a circuit or system
circulate / pass around / pass on / distribute - cause to be distributed
rout out / drive out / force out / rouse - force or drive out
drive - cause someone or something to move by driving
race / rush - cause to move fast or to rush or race
whoosh - move with a sibilant sound
pour - cause to run
exteriorize / bring outside - bring outside the body for surgery, of organs
upstage - move (another actor) upstage, forcing him to turn away from the audience
swing - move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
turn / turn over - cause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turn - cause to move around or rotate
turn - cause to move along an axis or into a new direction
slide - move smoothly along a surface
run - cause an animal to move fast
whistle - move, send, or bring as if by whistling
beat / flap - move with a thrashing motion
singsong - move as if accompanied by a singsong
hustle - cause to move furtively and hurriedly
wash - move by or as if by water
rake - move through with or as if with a rake
blow - cause to move by means of an air current
drag - use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
pull - cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
lateralize - move or displace to one side so as to make lateral
translate - physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
hit / strike - drive something violently into a location
change hands - be transferred to another owner
transfer - move from one place to another
expel / throw out / kick out - force to leave or move out


  Verb Group:
    travel     go     move     locomote


17. move  (verb) 
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"



  More Specific:
relocate - become established in a new location
move in - move into a new house or office
move out - move out of one''s old house or office
evacuate - move out of an unsafe location into safety
migrate / transmigrate - move from one country or region to another and settle there
migrate - move periodically or seasonally


  Opposite of:
    stay     stick     stick around     stay put


18. move  (verb) 
dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"



  More Generic:
    sell


19. move  (verb) 
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "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"

  Also known as: act


  More Specific:
alternate / take turns - do something in turns
finish up / land up / fetch up / end up / wind up / finish - finally be or do something
rush / hasten / hurry / look sharp / festinate - act or move at high speed
interrupt / disturb - destroy the peace or tranquility of
react / respond - show a response or a reaction to something
go ahead / plow ahead - proceed (with a plan oc action)
attack / aggress - take the initiative and go on the offensive
force - do forcibly
create - pursue a creative activity
come to the fore / step forward / come forward / step up / step to the fore / come out - make oneself visible
reward / repay / pay back - act or give recompensation in recognition of someone''s behavior or actions
satisfice / staisfise - decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre - act in order to achieve a certain goal
dispatch - dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
evade - practice evasion
race - to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
use - habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
play it by ear - decide on one''s actions as one goes along, depending on the situation
play - act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
deal - take action with respect to (someone or something)
partner - act as a partner
exert - make a great effort at a mental or physical task
egotrip - act in a way that attracts attention
reciprocate - act, feel, or give mutually or in return
go / proceed / move - follow a procedure or take a course
come close - nearly do something
perform - perform a function
make bold / dare / presume - take upon oneself
prosecute / engage / pursue - carry out or participate in an activity
act on - regulate one''s behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
interact - act together or towards others or with others
react / oppose - act against or in opposition to
take time by the forelock - act quickly and decisively
coact - act together, as of organisms
volunteer / offer - agree freely
get around to - do something despite obstacles such as lack of time
dally / toy / play / flirt - behave carelessly or indifferently
set about / go about / approach - begin to deal with
participate / take part - share in something
misbehave / misconduct / misdemean - behave badly
condescend / stoop / lower oneself - debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
behave / acquit / bear / deport / conduct / comport / carry - behave in a certain manner
behave / comport - behave well or properly
try / seek / attempt / essay / assay - make an effort or attempt
woo / court / romance / solicit - make amorous advances towards
court - engage in social activities leading to marriage
dare - to be courageous enough to try or do something
effect - act so as to bring into existence
antagonize / antagonise / counteract - act in opposition to
anticipate / foresee / forestall / counter - act in advance of
prosecute - conduct a prosecution in a court of law
perpetrate / commit / pull - perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
rampage - act violently, recklessly, or destructively
cope / get by / make out / make do / contend / grapple / deal / manage - come to terms or deal successfully with
condescend / deign / descend - do something that one considers to be below one''s dignity
condescend - behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
take care - be careful, prudent, or watchful
lord it over / queen it over / put on airs / act superior - act like the master of
stampede - act, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
make a point / make sure - make a point of doing something
repeat / take over - do over
surprise - come upon or take unawares
sneak - put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
play - behave in a certain way
take - carry out
guard - take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
begin / start - begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
go off half-cocked / go off at half-cock - act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
wait / hold off / hold back - wait before acting
continue / go on / proceed / go along / keep - continue a certain state, condition, or activity
do well / had best - act in one''s own or everybody''s best interest
continue - continue after an interruption
continue / persist in - carry forward


  See Also:
    pursue     follow up on     act on     act up     carry on     influence     act upon     work


  Opposite of:
    refrain     forbear


20. move  (verb) 
follow a procedure or take a course; "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"

  Also known as: go, proceed


  More Specific:
work - proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
venture / embark - proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
steamroller / steamroll - proceed with great force


  More Generic:
    act     move


21. move  (verb) 
live one''s life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only"



  More Generic:
    live


 

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