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Move vs. Movement — What's the Difference?

Move vs. Movement — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Move and Movement

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Move

To change in position from one point to another
Moved away from the window.
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Movement

An act of moving
A slight movement of the body
The free movement of labour
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Move

To follow a specified course
Earth moves around the sun.
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Movement

A change or development
The movement towards greater sexual equality
Movements in the underlying financial markets
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Move

To change posture or position; stir
Too scared to move.
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Movement

A group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas
The labour movement
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Move

To start off; depart
After waiting for an hour, we decided it was time to move.
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Movement

A principal division of a longer musical work, self-sufficient in terms of key, tempo, and structure
The slow movement of his violin concerto
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Move

(Games) To change position on a board in a board game.
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Movement

An act of defecation.
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Move

To go from one residence or location to another; relocate
We moved to a new apartment.
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Movement

The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
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Move

(Linguistics) To be copied or moved by means of a movement transformation to a new position in syntactic structure.
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Movement

A particular manner of moving.
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Move

To progress in sequence; go forward
A novel that moves slowly.
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Movement

A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
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Move

To progress toward a particular state or condition
Moving up in the company.
Move on to a new subject.
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Movement

A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy
A movement toward world peace.
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Move

To be disposed of by sale
Woolens move slowly in the summer.
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Movement

An organized effort by supporters of a common goal
A leader of the labor movement.
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Move

To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
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Movement

A tendency or trend
A movement toward larger kitchens.
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Move

To exhibit great activity or energy
Things were really moving backstage.
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Movement

A change in the market price of a security or commodity.
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Move

To initiate an action; act
It's time to make a decision and move.
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Movement

An evacuation of the bowels.
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Move

To be active in a particular environment
Moves in diplomatic circles.
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Movement

The matter so evacuated.
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Move

To stir the emotions
Words that have the power to move.
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Movement

The suggestion or illusion of motion in a painting, sculpture, or design.
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Move

To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure
Move for an adjournment.
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Movement

The progression of events in the development of a literary plot.
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Move

To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
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Movement

The rhythmical or metrical structure of a poetic composition.
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Move

To change the place or position of
Moved the chair into the corner.
Could not move his arm.
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Movement

(Music) A self-contained section of an extended composition.
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Move

To cause to go from one place to another
Moved the crowd away.
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Movement

(Linguistics) In generative grammar, a transformation in which a constituent in one part of a syntactic structure is copied or displaced into a different location, creating a new structure.
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Move

(Games) To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game
Moved a pawn.
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Movement

A mechanism, such as the works of a watch, that produces or transmits motion.
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Move

To change the course of
Moved the discussion to other matters.
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Movement

Physical motion between points in space.
I saw a movement in that grass on the hill.
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Move

To cause to progress or advance
Moved the research into new thinking.
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Movement

(engineering) A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.
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Move

To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion
"Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him" (Shakespeare).
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Movement

The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.
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Move

To prompt to action; rouse
Anger moved her to speak out.
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Movement

A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947.
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Move

To arouse the emotions of; affect or stir.
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Movement

(music) A large division of a larger composition.
Beethoven's movements
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Move

To cause to function
This lever moves the elevator.
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Movement

(music) Melodic progression, accentual character, tempo or pace.
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Move

To cause to progress or advance
Moved the project beyond conventional thinking.
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Movement

(aviation) An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.
Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year.
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Move

To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure
Moved that a vote be taken.
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Movement

(baseball) The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.
The movement on his cutter was devastating.
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Move

To make formal application to (a court, for example).
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Movement

(bridge) A pattern in which pairs change opponents and boards move from table to table in duplicate bridge.
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Move

To dispose of by sale
Moved the new merchandise quickly.
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Movement

An act of emptying the bowels.
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Move

To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
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Movement

(obsolete) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
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Move

The act or an instance of moving.
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Movement

The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.
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Move

A particular manner of moving
Made some intricate moves on the dance floor.
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Movement

Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
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Move

A change of residence or location.
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Movement

Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement.
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Move

An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
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Movement

Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
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Move

The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.
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Movement

The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
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Move

A participant's turn to make a play.
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Movement

A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement.
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Move

An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver
A move to halt the arms race.
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Movement

A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture.
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Move

(intransitive) To change place or posture; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.
A ship moves rapidly.
I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, feeling too lazy to move.
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Movement

A change of position that does not entail a change of location;
The reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
Movement is a sign of life
An impatient move of his hand
Gastrointestinal motility
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Move

(intransitive) To act; to take action; to begin to act
To move in a matter
Come on guys, let's move: there's work to do!
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Movement

A natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
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Move

(intransitive) To change residence, for example from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.
I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.
They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.
I'm moving next week but I don't have anything packed yet.
The rook moved from a8 to a6.
My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.
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Movement

The act of changing location from one place to another;
Police controlled the motion of the crowd
The movement of people from the farms to the cities
His move put him directly in my path
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Move

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
The waves moved the boat up and down.
The horse moves a carriage.
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Movement

A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;
He was a charter member of the movement
Politicians have to respect a mass movement
He led the national liberation front
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Move

To transfer (a piece) from one space or position on the board to another.
She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
He rolled a 5 and moved his counter to Boardwalk, the most expensive property on the Monopoly board.
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Movement

A major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata;
The second movement is slow and melodic
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Move

(transitive) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
This song moves me to dance.
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Movement

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;
He supported populist campaigns
They worked in the cause of world peace
The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
The movement to end slavery
Contributed to the war effort
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Move

(transitive) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite (for example, an emotion).
That book really moved me.
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Movement

An optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;
The cinema relies on apparent motion
The succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement
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Move

To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit
I move to repeal the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.
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Movement

A euphemism for defecation;
He had a bowel movement
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Move

To mention; to raise (a question); to suggest (a course of action); to lodge (a complaint).
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Movement

A general tendency to change (as of opinion);
Not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book
A broad movement of the electorate to the right
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Move

To incite, urge (someone to do something); to solicit (someone for or of an issue); to make a proposal to.
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Movement

The driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock);
It was an expensive watch with a diamond movement
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Move

To apply to, as for aid.
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Movement

The act of changing the location of something;
The movement of cargo onto the vessel
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Move

To request an action from the court.
An attorney moved the court to issue a restraining order.
The district attorney moved for a non-suit.
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Move

To bow or salute upon meeting.
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Move

To sell or market (especially physical inventory or illicit drugs).
This business will fail if it can't move the inventory quickly.
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Move

The act of moving; a movement.
A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
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Move

An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
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Move

A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.
He can win a match with that one move.
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Move

The event of changing one's residence.
The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
They were pleased about their move to the country.
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Move

A change in strategy.
I am worried about our boss's move.
It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
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Move

A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
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Move

(board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.
It's your move! Roll the dice!
If you roll a six, you can make two moves.
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Move

A round, in which each player has a turn.
You can win in three moves if you do that.
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Move

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.
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Move

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.
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Move

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.
No female arts his mind could move.
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Move

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.
[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror.
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Move

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.
They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects.
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Move

To apply to, as for aid.
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Move

To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . . Nor till her lay was ended could I move.
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Move

To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
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Move

To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
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Move

To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
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Move

The act of moving; a movement.
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Move

The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move.
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Move

An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
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Move

The act of deciding to do something;
He didn't make a move to help
His first move was to hire a lawyer
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Move

The act of changing your residence or place of business;
They say that three moves equal one fire
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Move

A change of position that does not entail a change of location;
The reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
Movement is a sign of life
An impatient move of his hand
Gastrointestinal motility
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Move

The act of changing location from one place to another;
Police controlled the motion of the crowd
The movement of people from the farms to the cities
His move put him directly in my path
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Move

(game) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
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Move

Change location; move, travel, or proceed;
How fast does your new car go?
We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
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Move

Cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;
Move those boxes into the corner, please
I'm moving my money to another bank
The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
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Move

Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion;
He moved his hand slightly to the right
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Move

Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment;
We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
The basketball player moved from one team to another
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Move

Follow a procedure or take a course;
We should go farther in this matter
She went through a lot of trouble
Go about the world in a certain manner
Messages must go through diplomatic channels
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Move

Be in a state of action;
She is always moving
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Move

Go or proceed from one point to another;
The debate moved from family values to the economy
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Move

Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action);
Think before you act
We must move quickly
The governor should act on the new energy bill
The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel
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Move

Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;
This child impressed me as unusually mature
This behavior struck me as odd
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Move

Give an incentive for action;
This moved me to sacrifice my career
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Move

Arouse sympathy or compassion in;
Her fate moved us all
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Move

Dispose of by selling;
The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
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Move

Progress by being changed;
The speech has to go through several more drafts
Run through your presentation before the meeting
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Move

Live one's life in a specified environment;
She moves in certain circles only
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Move

Have a turn; make one's move in a game;
Can I go now?
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Move

Propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
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