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From Vulgar Latin *movĕre, from Latin movēre.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmwɔ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔvere
  • Hyphenation: muò‧ve‧re


muòvere (first-person singular present muòvo, first-person singular past historic mòssi, past participle mòsso, auxiliary (transitive or intransitive) avére or (alternatively when intransitive) èssere)

  1. (transitive) to move
    Antonym: fermare
    • 1633, Galileo Galilei, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Eppur si muove.
      And yet it moves.
  2. (transitive) to initiate (a hostile action, war, criticism, etc.)
  3. (transitive, rare) to operate (a mechanism)
  4. (transitive, figurative, literary) to move emotionally
  5. (intransitive) to move (in chess or checkers) [auxiliary avere]
    tocca a te muovereit's your move (literally, “it's up to you to move”)
  6. (intransitive) to proceed, to move [auxiliary essere or avere]
    Annibale mosse contro RomaHannibal moved/proceeded against Rome
  7. (intransitive) to start moving (of a fleet, etc.), to start (of a path, etc.) [+ da (object) = from] [auxiliary essere or avere]
  8. (intransitive, figurative) to derive, to originate [+ da (object) = from] [auxiliary essere or avere]


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  • muovere in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana