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Meaning of moved by Wiktionary Dictionary



    moved ( comparative more moved, superlative most moved )

    1. Emotionally affected; touched .
      What happened to that girl in the film was so awful - I was extremely moved .



    1. Simple past tense and past participle of move .

Explanation of moved by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

    2. too moved to speak

    Definition of moved by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Move ( mv ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moved ( mvd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Moving.] [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. ἀμείβειν to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. mīv, p. p. mūta, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.]
      1. 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.”

      2. ( Chess, Checkers, etc. ) 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”.

      3. 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. Knolles.

      No female arts his mind could move. Dryden.

      4. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion. Shak.

      When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them. Matt. ix. 36.

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

      5. 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. Shak.

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

      6. To apply to, as for aid. [Obs.] Shak.

      Syn. -- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.

    2. moved pred. adj. affected emotionally. Opposite of unmoved. Also See affected, emotional.