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Definition of move:

  1. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
  2. The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game.
  3. The act of moving; a movement.
  4. To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
  5. To apply to, as for aid.
  6. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
  7. 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.
  8. To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
  9. To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
  10. To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
  11. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Synonyms:

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