Synonyms for drivedraɪv
This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms and antonyms for the word drive
drive, thrust, driving force(noun)
the act of applying force to propel something
a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
political campaign, motility, driveway, thrust, exertion, case, reason, movement, apparent motion, private road, exploit, elbow grease, motion, attempt, causal agent, driving force, move, apparent movement, grounds, front, bowel movement, driving, cause, bm, causa, military campaign, travail, crusade, trend, feat, endeavour, drive, parkway, social movement, sweat, safari, ride, run, campaign, drift, try, hunting expedition, effort, causal agency, lawsuit, endeavor, suit
driveway, drive, private road(noun)
a road leading up to a private house
the trait of being highly motivated
hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
the act of driving a herd of animals overland
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
a wide scenic road planted with trees
(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
operate or control a vehicle
travel or be transported in a vehicle
cause someone or something to move by driving
force, drive, ram(verb)
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
tug, pressure, force back, thrust, get, ram, crash, hale, jam, take, impel, repel, cram, aim, storm, pull, drive, coerce, ride, pound, chock up, wad, ram down, labour, motor, squeeze, push, repulse, force, draw, labor, wedge, jampack, push back, beat back
to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back(verb)
cause to move back by force or influence
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
push, propel, or press with force
cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
fight, force back, crowd, lug, get, dig, ram, drudge, moil, press, tug, agitate, advertize, take, repel, aim, drive, promote, travail, crusade, labour, motor, advertise, grind, bear on, repulse, labor, force, ride, push, campaign, tote, push back, toil, beat back
drive, get, aim(verb)
move into a desired direction of discourse
take, make, start, mystify, experience, develop, take aim, force, draw, have, become, sustain, receive, calculate, scram, beat back, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, fix, pay back, repulse, stick, suffer, beat, force back, set about, get down, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, shoot for, dumbfound, stupefy, push back, point, train, arrest, propose, ride, bring, bewilder, mother, motor, buzz off, catch, let, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, get, aspire, generate, labour, find, amaze, baffle, produce, draw a bead on, vex, start out, pose, capture, aim, induce, direct, perplex, get under one's skin, gravel, begin, fetch, labor, ram, father, repel, commence, target, arrive, set out, convey, purpose, acquire, come, pay off, purport, bugger off, tug, cause, push, place, nonplus
have certain properties when driven
tug, force back, sit, get, tease, ram, depend upon, tantalise, take, rally, repel, hinge on, turn on, aim, drive, ride, depend on, devolve on, hinge upon, labour, motor, razz, push, tantalize, repulse, cod, taunt, rag, labor, mount, force, push back, bait, twit, beat back
work as a driver
move by being propelled by a force
proceed along in a vehicle
require, take, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, exact, necessitate, beat back, consume, drive, hire, consider, need, rent, pick out, force back, ram, contract, adopt, film, remove, repel, push back, lease, take aim, take up, ride, bring, strike, use up, repulse, motor, select, push, claim, demand, train, get, get hold of, labour, take away, pack, call for, take in, submit, force, shoot, aim, direct, charter, contain, labor, subscribe, convey, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, tug, engage, ask, conduct
strike with a driver, as in teeing off
hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
hunting: search for game
hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
drive(noun)To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.
drive(noun)To herd (animals) in a particular direction.
drive(noun)To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.
drive(noun)To cause animals to flee out of.
drive(noun)To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
drive(noun)To cause (a mechanism) to operate.
drive(noun)To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).
drive(noun)To motivate; to provide an incentive for.
drive(noun)To compel (to do something).
drive(verb)To cause to become.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.
See synonyms for DRAW.
Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.
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