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")

Antonyms of adj driven

3 senses of driven

Sense 1
driven, goaded -- (compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred")

INDIRECT (VIA involuntary) -> voluntary -- (of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession")

Sense 2
driven, impelled -- (urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue")

INDIRECT (VIA motivated) -> unmotivated -- (without motivation)

Sense 3
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)

INDIRECT (VIA ambitious) -> unambitious, ambitionless -- (having little desire for success or achievement)

Similarity of adj driven

3 senses of driven

Sense 1
driven, goaded -- (compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred")
       => involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary -- (not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy)

Sense 2
driven, impelled -- (urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue")
       => motivated (vs. unmotivated) -- (provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men")

Sense 3
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)
       => ambitious (vs. unambitious) -- (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

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