Move \Move\ (m[=oo]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved
p. pr. & vb. n. Moving
.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F.
mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange,
go in or out, quit, Skr. m[imac]v, p. p. m[=u]ta, to move,
push. Cf. Emotion
to molt, Mob
1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set
in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place
to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a
vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
2. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) To transfer (a piece or man) from
one space or position to another on a playing board,
according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to
rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to
Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold.
No female arts his mind could move. --Dryden.
4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to
excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically;
to excite, as an emotion. --Shak.
When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with
compassion on them. --Matt. ix.
[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to
move pity or terror. --Felton.
5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose
formally for consideration and determination, in a
deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be
adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
Let me but move one question to your daughter.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline
war upon particular respects. --Hayward.
6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence;
actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite;
induce; incline; propose; offer.