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Correct spelling: drive

Definition of drive:

  1. A short ride for pleasure or exercise; a course on which carriages are driven. To drive away, to force to a distance; to scatter. To drive off, to compel to remove; to drive to a distance. To drive out, to expel. To drive a bargain, to haggle about terms. Drive, in all its senses, is opposed to lead, and in all cases implies forcible or violent action.
  2. To impel or urge forward by force; to force; to force along or in any direction; to chase; to hunt; to cause to move forward and to direct course of; to convey in a carriage; to distress; to straiten; to urge; to press, as an argument; to prosecute; to carry on, as a trade.
  3. To go off in a carriage; to be forced along; to rush and press with violence; to aim at; to aim a blow.

Common misspellings for drive:

drivre, arive.


Google Ngram Viewer results for drive:

This graph shows how "drive" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for drive:

  1. To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot ( 2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE. –  by
  2. He could not drive – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  3. When we're out on our drive I shall find us a house. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

Quotes for drive:

  1. I don't know how to drive a car.
  2. The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
  3. I take my son to school and then I drive 45 minutes to practice with my ABA team, the Florida Pit Bulls, from 10 to 1. In the afternoon, I have meetings.
  4. I can now successfully drive a stick. That's a huge accomplishment.
  5. We've had drive -by shootings. I've been spat on, slapped, shot at. One guy tried to stab me with a broken beer bottle. But the way we look at it, if people do the worst they can, we'll still wake up in glory.

Rhymes for drive:

  1. clive, dive, five, hive, jive, live, strive, thrive, i've, shive, vive, dr., clyve;
  2. alive, arrive, connive, contrive, deprive, derive, revive, survive, c5, m5;