Synonyms of driven


1. drive, operate, control

usage: operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

2. drive, motor, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"

3. drive, move, displace

usage: cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"

4. force, drive, ram, thrust

usage: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"

5. drive, coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force

usage: to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"

6. repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, push, force

usage: cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"

7. drive, make

usage: compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"

8. drive, propel, impel

usage: push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"

9. drive, throw

usage: cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"

10. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle

usage: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

11. drive, get, aim, mean, intend

usage: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"

12. drive, ride

usage: have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"

13. drive, work, do work

usage: work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"

14. drive, drive, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"

15. drive, push, force

usage: urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"

16. drive, take, traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across

usage: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"

17. drive, hit

usage: strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"

18. drive, hit

usage: hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"

19. drive, excavate, dig, hollow

usage: excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"

20. drive, power

usage: cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"

21. drive, hunt, run, hunt down, track down

usage: hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"

22. drive, hunt, run, hunt down, track down

usage: hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"


1. driven, goaded, involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

usage: compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred"

2. driven, impelled, motivated (vs. unmotivated)

usage: urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue"

3. compulsive, determined, driven, ambitious (vs. unambitious)

usage: strongly motivated to succeed

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Definition and meaning of driven (Dictionary)