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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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The organizational lever for this basic drive is reflected in its culture.
We are cannibals by nature and by cultural training, and the reining in of our basic drive to destroy and consume the other is an act which implies violence against ourselves, a strict and painful disciplining of our instincts, as well as the un-learning of most of what our civilization has taught us.
It allows customers to choose between applying labels to either side of a product or, using the same basic drive system, place wrap-round, top and neck applications.
Dual actuators add costs and some complexity to today's basic drive.
It then makes a generic suggestion for a basic drive and for a more powerful one, and it even leads you to a list of such drives.
whatever the cost - as if the basic drive to create mattered more than the final product's value, always in any case subject to questions of audience taste, posterity, etc.
Step 4: The selection you have made is for a basic drive.
If a student has the basic drive to do well in high school, he or she already has one component we need in ARS," explains Floyd P.
But a basic drive to reproduce and a basic reproductive strategy may be there.
And Mr Keith Page, chief executive of the Staffordshire Building Society, fears that the basic drive of the ISA proposals - to get the poor to save - are ultimately doomed to failure.