impelling power
index motive

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  • power of impelling — index clout, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • motive power — Synonyms and related words: activator, animator, appliance, arouser, bunt, butt, clout, compulsion, convenience, drive, driving force, energizer, engine, enginery, facility, fixture, human dynamo, impellent, impelling force, impetus, impulse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • motive power — n. 1. any power, as steam, electricity, etc., used to impart motion; any source of mechanical energy 2. an impelling force …   English World dictionary

  • motive — mo·tive n [Anglo French motif, from Middle French motif adjective, moving, from Medieval Latin motivus, from Latin motus, past participle of movēre to move]: something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act ◇ In criminal law, motive is …   Law dictionary

  • motive — n., adj., & v. n. 1 a factor or circumstance that induces a person to act in a particular way. 2 = MOTIF. adj. 1 tending to initiate movement. 2 concerned with movement. v.tr. = MOTIVATE. Phrases and idioms: motive power a moving or impelling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Impellent — Im*pel lent, n. An impelling power or force. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compulsion — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, abulia, alienation, amperage, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy, armipotence, authority, beef, black power, brute force, catatonic stupor, charge, charisma, clout, coercion, cogence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • drive — drivable, driveable, adj. /druyv/, v., drove or (Archaic) drave, driven, driving, n., adj. v.t. 1. to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; to drive a person to… …   Universalium

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