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1. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] operate or control a vehicle.

Synonyms

  • control
  • ride
  • operate
  • coach
  • tool
  • take

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • repel
  • push
  • relax

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Drive

  • contrive
  • deprive
  • survive
  • strive
  • revive
  • connive
  • thrive
  • o'five
  • dr.
  • derive
  • clyve
  • clive
  • alive
  • vive
  • shive
  • live
  • jive
  • hive
  • five
  • dive
  • arrive
  • i've

How do you pronounce drive?

Pronounce drive as draɪv.

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Sentences with drive


1. Noun, singular or mass
Locate the two wheel pulleys that the drive belt runs through.

2. Verb, base form
You can drive for hundreds of miles on a tank of gas, park easily and pollute less.

Quotes about drive


1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

2. Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

3. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
- Dale Carnegie

2. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] travel or be transported in a vehicle.

Synonyms

  • motor
  • ride
  • go
  • locomote
  • travel
  • take

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • refrain
  • lose
  • defend

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • thrust
  • toenail
  • toe
  • ram

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • disclaim
  • outgo

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] cause someone or something to move by driving.

Synonyms

  • take
  • pull
  • displace
  • move
  • chauffeur

Antonyms

  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia
  • anestrus
  • hyperpigmentation

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.

Synonyms

  • coerce
  • squeeze
  • ram
  • pressure
  • hale

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • intemperance

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. drive

noun. ['ˈdraɪv'] the act of applying force to propel something.

Synonyms

  • thrust
  • impulsion
  • driving force
  • firewall
  • propulsion
  • impetus
  • impulse

Antonyms

  • cold war
  • make peace
  • peace
  • worst

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. drive

noun. ['ˈdraɪv'] a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine.

Synonyms

  • fusee
  • fusee drive

Antonyms

  • folly
  • untrustworthiness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] cause to move back by force or influence.

Synonyms

  • force
  • force back
  • repulse
  • repel
  • push back
  • beat back

Antonyms

  • attract
  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. drive

noun. ['ˈdraɪv'] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Synonyms

  • anti-war movement
  • campaigning
  • ad blitz
  • war
  • candidacy
  • ad campaign
  • gay liberation movement
  • youth movement
  • effort
  • movement
  • fund-raising campaign
  • fund-raising effort
  • gay lib
  • candidature
  • women's liberation movement
  • reform
  • fund-raising drive
  • women's lib
  • crusade
  • advertising campaign
  • consumerism
  • campaign
  • feminism
  • lost cause
  • feminist movement
  • cause
  • political campaign
  • venture
  • charm campaign
  • youth crusade

Antonyms

  • agreeableness
  • finish
  • attentiveness
  • frivolity

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. drive

verb. ['ˈdraɪv'] compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.

Synonyms

  • ram
  • force

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • lack
  • sell

Etymology

  • driven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drifan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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