Adjective: driven dri-vun
Verb: drive (drove,driven) drIv
- Compelled forcibly by an outside agency
"mobs driven by blind hatred";
- Urged or forced to action through moral pressure
"felt driven to take a stand against the issue";
- Strongly motivated to succeed
- compulsive, determined
- (driving) operate or control a vehicle
"drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
- (driving) travel or be transported in a vehicle
"We drove to the university every morning";
- Cause someone or something to move by driving
"She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
- Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
"He drives me mad";
- force, ram
- To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
- Cause to move back by force or influence
"drive the enemy";
- repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
- Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
"She finally drove him to change jobs"
- Push, propel, or press with force
"Drive a nail into the wall"
- Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
"drive the ball far out into the field"
- 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
- Move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?";
- get, aim
- Have certain properties when driven
"My new truck drives well";
- Work as a driver
"He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
- Move by being propelled by a force
"The car drove around the corner"
- Urge forward
"drive the cows into the barn"
- (driving) proceed along in a vehicle
"We drive the turnpike to work";
- (golf) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
"drive a golf ball"
- (sport) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
"drive a ball"
- (mining) excavate horizontally
"drive a tunnel"
- 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"
- (hunting) search for game
"drive the forest"
- (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 Drive, He Said