Commoved
Commove Com*move", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commoved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commoving}.] [L. commovere, commotum; com- + movere to move.] 1. To urge; to persuade; to incite. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Straight the sands, Commoved around, in gathering eddies play. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • commoved — v. move with violence; cause to move with force; stir up, disturb; agitate; perturb, excite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Commove — Com*move , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commoved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commoving}.] [L. commovere, commotum; com + movere to move.] 1. To urge; to persuade; to incite. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle. [R.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commoving — Commove Com*move , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commoved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commoving}.] [L. commovere, commotum; com + movere to move.] 1. To urge; to persuade; to incite. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle. [R.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commove — transitive verb (commoved; commoving) Etymology: Middle English commoeven, from Anglo French commoveir, from Latin commovēre, from com + movēre to move Date: 14th century 1. to move violently ; agitate 2. to rouse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commove — /keuh moohv /, v.t., commoved, commoving. to move violently; agitate; excite. [1350 1400; ME commeven < AF commoveir, MF com(m)ovoir < L commovere, equiv. to com COM + movere to MOVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • commove — /kɒˈmuv/ (say ko moohv) verb (t) (commoved, commoving) to move violently; agitate; excite. {Latin commovēre; replacing Middle English commoeve(n), from French commouvoir} …   Australian English dictionary

  • commove — [kə mo͞ov′] vt. commoved, commoving [ME commoeven < OFr commoveir < L commovere: see COMMOTION] to move strongly; agitate; disturb; excite …   English World dictionary

  • com|move — «kuh MOOV», transitive verb, moved, mov|ing. to move violently; agitate; excite: »The air is so commoved by your voice (George Eliot). ╂[< Old French commeuv , stem of commouvoir, < Latin commovēre < com with + movēre move] …   Useful english dictionary

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