Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drive

12 senses of drive

Sense 1
drive, thrust, driving force -- (the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Sense 2
drive -- (a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds")
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

Sense 3
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Sense 4
driveway, drive, private road -- (a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway")
       => road, route -- (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)

Sense 5
drive -- (the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers")
       => trait -- (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Sense 6
drive, driving -- (hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds")
       => golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

Sense 7
drive -- (the act of driving a herd of animals overland)
       => transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance -- (the act of moving something from one location to another)

Sense 8
drive, ride -- (a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car")
       => journey, journeying -- (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Sense 9
drive -- (a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire)
       => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition -- (the condition or state of the body or bodily functions)

Sense 10
drive -- ((computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 11
drive, parkway -- (a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views")
       => road, route -- (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)

Sense 12
drive -- ((sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash))
       => return -- (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drive

22 senses of drive

Sense 1
drive -- (operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?")
       => operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

Sense 2
drive, motor -- (travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
drive -- (cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> drive out#2; drive out#1; drive off#1; drive away#1

Sense 4
force, drive, ram -- (force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")
          Phrasal Verb-> drive in#3

Sense 5
drive -- (to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion")
       => coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")

Sense 6
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back -- (cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 7
drive -- (compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs")
       => make -- (compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat")

Sense 8
drive -- (push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall")
       => propel, impel -- (cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship")

Sense 9
drive -- (cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 10
tug, labor, labour, push, drive -- (strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis")
       => fight, struggle -- (make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath")

Sense 11
drive, get, aim -- (move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 12
drive, ride -- (have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well")

Sense 13
drive -- (work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 14
drive -- (move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner")
       => drive -- (operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 15
drive -- (urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 16
drive, take -- (proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work")
       => traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

Sense 17
drive -- (strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 18
drive -- (hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 19
drive -- (excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel")
       => excavate, dig, hollow -- (remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")

Sense 20
drive -- (cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer")
       => power -- (supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines")

Sense 21
drive -- (hunting: search for game; "drive the forest")
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

Sense 22
drive -- (hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game")
       => hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")

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