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 intense feeling in ; excite to passion

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  • 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

  • commove — [kə mo͞ov′] vt. commoved, commoving [ME commoeven < OFr commoveir < L commovere: see COMMOTION] to move strongly; agitate; disturb; excite …   English World 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 — verb To move violently; to agitate, excite or rouse See Also: commotion …   Wiktionary

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

  • commove — com·move …   English syllables

  • commove — com•move [[t]kəˈmuv[/t]] v. t. moved, mov•ing to move violently or intensely; agitate; excite • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < AF commoveir, MF com(m)ovoir < L commovēre=com com +movēre to move …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — verb 1. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks • Syn: ↑agitate, ↑rouse, ↑turn on, ↑charge, ↑excite, ↑charge up • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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