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
Scottish, Northern English 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, be unaffected by, be indifferent, be indifferent to

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

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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’

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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

    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

    get a move on


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    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

    dated

    make haste

    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