Move v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.]
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. Chess, Checkers, etc. To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, 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.
[The 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.
6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.
adj : emotionally moved; "too moved to speak" [syn: moved(p)]