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Adjective: driven  dri-vun
  1. Compelled forcibly by an outside agency
    "mobs driven by blind hatred";
    - goaded
     
  2. Urged or forced to action through moral pressure
    "felt driven to take a stand against the issue";
    - impelled
     
  3. Strongly motivated to succeed
    - compulsive, determined
Verb: drive (drove,driven)  drIv
  1. (driving) operate or control a vehicle
    "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
     
  2. (driving) travel or be transported in a vehicle
    "We drove to the university every morning";
    - motor
     
  3. Cause someone or something to move by driving
    "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
     
  4. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    "He drives me mad";
    - force, ram
     
  5. To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
     
  6. Cause to move back by force or influence
    "drive the enemy";
    - repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
     
  7. Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
    "She finally drove him to change jobs"
     
  8. Push, propel, or press with force
    "Drive a nail into the wall"
     
  9. Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
    "drive the ball far out into the field"
     
  10. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis";
    - tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, sweat
     
  11. Move into a desired direction of discourse
    "What are you driving at?";
    - get, aim
     
  12. Have certain properties when driven
    "My new truck drives well";
    - ride
     
  13. Work as a driver
    "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
     
  14. Move by being propelled by a force
    "The car drove around the corner"
     
  15. Urge forward
    "drive the cows into the barn"
     
  16. (driving) proceed along in a vehicle
    "We drive the turnpike to work";
    - take
     
  17. (golf) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    "drive a golf ball"
     
  18. (sport) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
    "drive a ball"
     
  19. (mining) excavate horizontally
    "drive a tunnel"
     
  20. Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
    "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
     
  21. (hunting) search for game
    "drive the forest"
     
  22. (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
    "drive the game"

See also: ambitious, aspirational, drive in, drive out, involuntary, motivated, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

Type of: coerce, control, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dig, displace, do work, excavate, fight, force, get across, get over, go, hale [archaic], hit, hollow, hunt, hunt down, impel, intend, locomote, make, mean, move, operate, pass over, power, pressure, propel, push, run, squeeze, struggle, throw, thrust, track, track down, travel, traverse, wing, work

Encyclopedia: Driven

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