1. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
2. To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
3. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence. Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold. (Knolles) No female arts his mind could move. (Dryden)
4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. (Matt. Ix. 36) use of images in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror. (Felton)
5. To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn. Let me but move one question to your daughter. (Shak) They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects. (Hayward)
Synonym: To stir, agitate, trouble, affect, persuade, influence, actuate, impel, rouse, prompt, instigate, incite, induce, incline, propose, offer.
Origin: OE. Moven, OF. Moveir, F. Mouvoir, L. Movere; cf. Gr. To change, exchange, go in or out, quit
, Skr. Miv, p.p. Muta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.