Synonyms for drivedraɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drive, thrust, driving force(noun)

    the act of applying force to propel something

    Synonyms:
    stab, driveway, jab, crusade, drive, effort, knife thrust, driving, driving force, parkway, thrust, movement, jabbing, thrusting, campaign, ride, cause, private road, poke, push, poking

  2. drive(noun)

    a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. driveway, drive, private road(noun)

    a road leading up to a private house

    Synonyms:
    thrust, effort, driveway, driving, movement, parkway, cause, crusade, drive, private road, driving force, campaign, ride

  5. drive(noun)

    the trait of being highly motivated

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  6. drive, driving(noun)

    hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, drive, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  7. drive(noun)

    the act of driving a herd of animals overland

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  8. drive, ride(noun)

    a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, drive, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  9. drive(noun)

    a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  10. drive(noun)

    (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  11. drive, parkway(noun)

    a wide scenic road planted with trees

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, drive, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  12. drive(verb)

    (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, driveway, movement, private road, cause, crusade, driving, effort, driving force, campaign, ride, parkway

  13. drive(verb)

    operate or control a vehicle

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  14. drive, motor(verb)

    travel or be transported in a vehicle

    Synonyms:
    push back, push, aim, force, tug, repel, drive, labour, repulse, motor, get, ride, take, ram, beat back, force back, labor

  15. drive(verb)

    cause someone or something to move by driving

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  16. force, drive, ram(verb)

    force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

    Synonyms:
    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

  17. drive(verb)

    to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  18. repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back(verb)

    cause to move back by force or influence

    Synonyms:
    push back, tug, push, gross out, aim, force, rebuff, repel, drive, labour, revolt, take, repulse, motor, fight off, disgust, get, drive back, ride, labor, ram, beat back, snub, force back

  19. drive(verb)

    compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  20. drive(verb)

    push, propel, or press with force

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  21. drive(verb)

    cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  22. tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    Synonyms:
    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

  23. drive, get, aim(verb)

    move into a desired direction of discourse

    Synonyms:
    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

  24. drive, ride(verb)

    have certain properties when driven

    Synonyms:
    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

  25. drive(verb)

    work as a driver

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  26. drive(verb)

    move by being propelled by a force

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  27. drive(verb)

    urge forward

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  28. drive, take(verb)

    proceed along in a vehicle

    Synonyms:
    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

  29. drive(verb)

    strike with a driver, as in teeing off

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  30. drive(verb)

    hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  31. drive(verb)

    excavate horizontally

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  32. drive(verb)

    cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  33. drive(verb)

    hunting: search for game

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

  34. drive(verb)

    hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

    Synonyms:
    labour, get, labor, ride, repulse, push, repel, aim, force back, tug, ram, motor, beat back, take, push back, force

Wiktionary

  1. drive(noun)

    To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.

    Synonyms:
    take

  2. drive(noun)

    Synonyms:
    impetus, desire, urge, impulse

  3. drive(noun)

    Synonyms:
    disk drive

  4. drive(noun)

    Synonyms:
    line drive

  5. drive(noun)

    To herd (animals) in a particular direction.

    Synonyms:
    motivation, ambition, verve, self-motivation, enthusiasm, get-up-and-go, herd

    Antonyms:
    inertia, laziness, phlegm, sloth

  6. drive(noun)

    To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.

    Synonyms:
    attack, push

  7. drive(noun)

    To cause animals to flee out of.

    Synonyms:
    engine, motor, mechanism

  8. drive(noun)

    To move (something) by hitting it with great force.

    Synonyms:
    spin, trip, ride, push, force

  9. drive(noun)

    To cause (a mechanism) to operate.

    Synonyms:
    driveway, approach, operate, move

  10. drive(noun)

    To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).

    Synonyms:
    boulevard, street, avenue, road

  11. drive(noun)

    To motivate; to provide an incentive for.

    Synonyms:
    motivate, incentivize, push, impel, incentivise, urge

  12. drive(noun)

    To compel (to do something).

    Synonyms:
    compel, oblige, push, require, force

  13. drive(verb)

    To cause to become.

    Synonyms:
    send, make

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. drive

    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.

    Synonyms:
    compel, impel, propel, push, repel, repulse, resist, ride, thrust, urge on

    Preposition:
    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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