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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.]

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

    Straight the sands, Commoved around, in gathering eddies play.


vb. To move violently; to agitate, excite or rouse

  1. v. 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: calm]

  2. change the arrangement or position of [syn: agitate, vex, disturb, shake up, stir up, raise up]