Synonyms of move in English:

move


See definition of move

verb

1‘she stood up and moved to the door’

SYNONYMS

go, walk, proceed, progress, advance, pass

budge, stir, shift, change position, make a move

rare locomote

ANTONYMS

stay put

2‘he moved the chair closer to the fire’

SYNONYMS

carry, transport, transfer, transpose, shift, switch

3‘for some people, things were moving too fast’

SYNONYMS

progress, make progress, make headway, advance, develop

ANTONYMS

stagnate

4‘he urged the council to move quickly’

SYNONYMS

take action, act, take steps, make a move, do something, take measures, take the initiative

informal get moving

ANTONYMS

do nothing

5‘she's moved—she lives in Cambridge now’

SYNONYMS

relocate, move house, move away, move out, change address, change house, leave, go away, decamp

change jobs

migrate, emigrate

Northern English Scottish flit

informal split

British informal up sticks

North American informal pull up stakes

6‘I was deeply moved by the story’

SYNONYMS

affect, touch, strike, impress, shake, upset, disturb, hit, disquiet, agitate, stir, make an impression on, have an impact on, tug at someone's heartstrings

ANTONYMS

be unaffected (by), be indifferent (to)

7‘she attended a lecture on meditation and was moved to find out more about it’

SYNONYMS

inspire, prompt, stimulate, motivate, provoke, influence, rouse, actuate, incline, persuade, urge, lead, cause, impel, induce, incite, excite

8‘they are not prepared to move on this issue’

SYNONYMS

change, budge, shift one's ground, change one's tune, sing a different song, change one's mind, change one's opinion, have second thoughts

do a U-turn, do an about-face, reconsider, climb down, back-pedal

British do an about-turn

9‘she moves in the pop and art worlds’

SYNONYMS

circulate, mix, go round, socialize, fraternize, keep company, associate

informal hang out, hang around

British informal hang about

10‘I move that we all adjourn to my sitting room’

SYNONYMS

propose, submit, suggest, put forward, advocate, recommend, request, urge


noun

1‘his eyes followed her every move’

SYNONYMS

movement, motion, action, activity

gesture, gesticulation

2‘his recent move from Geneva to London’

SYNONYMS

relocation, change of address, change of house, change of job, removal, transfer, posting

Scottish Northern English flit, flitting

3‘the latest move in the war against illegal drugs’

SYNONYMS

initiative, step, action, act, measure, tack, manoeuvre, tactic, stratagem, deed, gambit, ploy, ruse, trick, dodge

4‘it's your move’

SYNONYMS

turn, go, play

opportunity, chance

informal shot


Phrases

    get a move on

      SYNONYMS

      hurry up, speed up, move faster

      informal

      get cracking, get moving, make it snappy, step on it, step on the gas, shake a leg, rattle one's dags

      British informal

      get one's skates on, stir one's stumps

      North American informal

      get a wiggle on

      South African informal

      put foot

      informal, dated

      make haste

    make a move

      1‘each army was waiting for the other side to make a move’

      SYNONYMS

      do something, take action, act, take measures, take the initiative

      informal

      get moving

      2‘it's getting late—I think I'd better be making a move’

      SYNONYMS

      leave, take one's leave, take oneself off, be on one's way, get going, depart, be off, set off, take one's farewells

      informal

      push off, skedaddle, scram, shove off, split

    on the move

      1‘she's always on the move’

      SYNONYMS

      travelling, in transit, moving, in motion, journeying, on the road, on the wing

      informal

      on the go

      ANTONYMS

      in one place

      2‘the economy appears to be on the move at last’

      SYNONYMS

      progressing, making progress, proceeding, advancing, developing, going forward, moving forward

      ANTONYMS

      stagnating