Antonyms of verb move

2 of 16 senses of move

Sense 3
move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
       Antonym of stand still (Sense 1)
      => stand still -- (remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile; "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by")

Sense 4
move -- (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another")
       Antonym of stay (Sense 2)
      => stay, stick, stick around, stay put -- (stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!")

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

16 senses of move

Sense 1
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")
          Phrasal Verb-> move on#1; move out#2; move back#1

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> move over#1

Sense 4
move -- (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another")

Sense 5
go, proceed, move -- (follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 6
be active, move -- (be in a state of action; "she is always moving")

Sense 7
move -- (go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy")
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Sense 8
act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 9
affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 10
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 11
move -- (arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 12
move -- (dispose of by selling; "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers")
       => sell -- (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit")

Sense 13
move, go, run -- (progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 14
move -- (live one's life in a specified environment; "she moves in certain circles only")
       => live -- (lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war")

Sense 15
move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 16
move, make a motion -- (propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting)
       => propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")

Antonyms of adj moving

3 senses of moving

Sense 1
moving (vs. nonmoving) -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

nonmoving (vs. moving), unmoving -- (not in motion)
        => inactive, motionless, static, still -- (not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest")
        => becalmed -- (rendered motionless for lack of wind)
        => fixed, set, rigid -- (fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain")
        => frozen (predicate), rooted (predicate), stock-still -- (absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment")
        => inert -- (unable to move or resist motion)
        => sitting -- (not moving and therefore easy to attack; "a sitting target")
        => stationary -- (standing still; "the car remained stationary with the engine running")

Sense 2
moving (vs. unmoving) -- (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne)

unmoving (vs. moving) -- (not arousing emotions)
        => unaffecting -- (not arousing affect)

Sense 3
moving (vs. still) -- (used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion; "Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'")

still (vs. moving) -- (used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion; "a still photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples")

Similarity of adj moving

3 senses of moving

Sense 1
moving (vs. nonmoving) -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")
       => afoot (predicate) -- (traveling by foot; "she was afoot when I saw her this morning")
       => ahorse (predicate), ahorseback (predicate) -- (traveling on horseback; "a file of men ahorseback passed by")
       => oncoming -- (moving toward one)
       => automotive, self-propelled, self-propelling -- (containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement; "a self-propelled vehicle")
       => awheel -- (traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.; "the public was awheel")
       => blown -- (being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor; "blown clouds of dust choked the riders"; "blown soil mounded on the window sill")
       => fast-flying, flying -- (moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers")
       => aflare, flaring -- (streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flags aflare in the breeze")
       => kinetic -- (characterized by motion; "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime")
       => mobile -- (having transportation available)
       => restless -- (ceaselessly in motion; "the restless sea"; "the restless wind")
       => wiggly, wriggling, wriggly, writhing -- (moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion; "wiggly worms")
       => vibratory -- (moving very rapidly to and fro or up and down; "the vibrating piano strings")
          Also See-> mobile#2

Sense 2
moving (vs. unmoving) -- (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne)
       => affecting, poignant, touching -- (arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching")
       => haunting -- (having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect; "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee)
       => heartwarming -- (causing gladness and pleasure; "Is there a sight more heartwarming than a family reunion?")
       => stirring, soul-stirring -- (exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring speech")
          Also See-> emotional#2; impressive#1; stimulating#1

Sense 3
moving (vs. still) -- (used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion; "Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'")
       => animated -- (made to appear to move as living creatures do; "an animated cartoon"; "animated puppets")

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