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Synonyms for drive

Synonyms for drive

to force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure

to urge to move along


to move or advance against strong resistance

to run and control (a motor vehicle)

to set or keep going

to force to work


to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to cause to penetrate with force

to fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition

to look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it

a trip in a motor vehicle

an organized effort to accomplish a purpose

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

Synonyms for drive

the act of applying force to propel something

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

a road leading up to a private house

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

a wide scenic road planted with trees


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

operate or control a vehicle

travel or be transported in a vehicle

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

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

cause to move back by force or influence

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

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push, propel, or press with force

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cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

move into a desired direction of discourse


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have certain properties when driven


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work as a driver

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move by being propelled by a force

urge forward

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strike with a driver, as in teeing off

hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

excavate horizontally

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

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hunting: search for game

hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

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Humans evolved four basic drives, each essential to both survival and good leadership.
A life lived at odds with your basic drives can only be unhappy.
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Dr Friedman said the power of these basic drives should not be underestimated.
The Two Dialogues present shame as a natural instinct, present from infancy and, therefore, innate, as basic and elemental a part of our nature as our senses or basic drives.
But in the case of gray tree frogs, environmental factors appear tantamount to these basic drives, day Resetarits and Wilbur.
Imation recently made the new Imation IronKey x250 Basic drives available and will launch its IronKey x250 Personal and Enterprise secure flash drives later in Q4 of this year.
Dr Helen Fisher, one of the New York science team behind the findings, said: "All of the basic drives are associated with the dopamine system.