Synonyms of drive in English:

drive


See definition of drive

verb

1‘you can't drive a car without a speedometer’

SYNONYMS
operate, pilot, steer, handle, manage
guide, direct, navigate

2‘he drove to the police station’

SYNONYMS
travel by car, go by car, motor
informal travel on wheels, tool along, bowl along, spin
ANTONYMS

walk

3‘I'll drive you to the airport’

SYNONYMS
chauffeur, run, give someone a lift, take, bring, ferry, transport, convey, carry

4‘a two-litre engine drives the front wheels’

SYNONYMS
power, propel, move, push

5‘he drove a nail into the sole of the boot’

SYNONYMS
hammer, screw, ram, bang, pound, sink, plunge, thrust, stab, propel, knock, send

6‘I was allowed to drive cattle to market’

SYNONYMS
impel, urge, press, move, get going
herd, round-up, shepherd

7‘a desperate mother driven to crime’

SYNONYMS
force, compel, constrain, impel, press, prompt, precipitate, catapult
oblige, coerce, make, pressure, goad, spur, prod

8‘he drove himself and his staff extremely hard’

SYNONYMS
work, exert, push, tax
overwork, overtax, overburden

noun

1‘a family out for a Sunday afternoon drive’

SYNONYMS
excursion, outing, trip, jaunt, tour, turn
ride, run, journey
Scottish hurl
informal spin, joyride

2‘the house is approached by a long drive’

SYNONYMS
driveway, approach, access road
road, roadway, avenue

3‘a low level of sexual drive’

SYNONYMS
urge, appetite, desire, need
impulse, instinct

4‘she lacked the drive to start on a new career’

SYNONYMS
motivation, ambition, push, single-mindedness, will power, dedication, doggedness, tenacity, enterprise, initiative, enthusiasm, zeal, commitment, aggression, aggressiveness, forcefulness, spirit
energy, vigour, verve, vitality, liveliness, vim, pep
informal get-up-and-go, zip, pizzazz, punch
ANTONYMS

inertia

5‘an anti-corruption drive’

SYNONYMS
campaign, crusade, movement, effort, push, surge, appeal

6‘a whist drive’

SYNONYMS
tournament, competition, contest, event, match

Phrases

    drive at

    ‘I can see what you're driving at, but you're quite wrong’


    SYNONYMS

    suggest, imply, hint at, allude to, intimate, insinuate, indicate, have in mind

    refer to, mean, intend

    informal

    get at