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Desire vs. Drive: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Desire is a strong feeling of wanting something, while Drive is a motivated, goal-oriented force that compels action towards a specific objective.
Desire vs. Drive

Key Differences

Desire refers to a longing or craving for something, often without a specific plan or action to attain it. In contrast, Drive is a compelling motivation that directs behavior towards achieving a particular goal.
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Desire can be seen as an emotional or psychological wish, sometimes abstract and not always followed by action. Drive, however, is characterized by determination and a persistent effort to achieve a specific end.
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Desire might not always lead to action; it can exist as a passive want or aspiration. On the other hand, Drive is action-oriented, actively pushing an individual towards goal fulfillment.
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In the context of personal goals, Desire may initiate a dream or ambition, but Drive is the force that propels one towards actualizing those ambitions.
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While Desire can fluctuate and be fleeting, Drive is often consistent and enduring, representing a deep-seated commitment to achieving a particular outcome.
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Comparison Chart

Nature

Emotional longing
Motivated action
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Orientation

Often passive
Goal-oriented
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Consistency

Can be fleeting
Typically enduring
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Role in Action

May not lead to action
Compels towards action
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Outcome

Not always goal-specific
Focused on specific objectives
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Desire and Drive Definitions

Desire

A strong feeling of wanting something.
His desire for success was evident in his hard work.
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Drive

An inner urge that stimulates activity or action towards a goal.
Her drive to excel in her career was admirable.
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Desire

To strongly wish for or want something.
She desired to travel the world and explore new cultures.
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Drive

To motivate or influence someone towards an action or goal.
She was driven by a desire to make a difference.
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Desire

A craving or longing, especially for something intangible.
There was a deep desire for peace in the community.
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Drive

To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward
Drove the horses into the corral.
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Desire

An aspiration or aim.
His desire to become a doctor stemmed from a childhood experience.
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Drive

To repulse or put to flight by force or influence
Drove the attackers away.
Drove out any thought of failure.
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Desire

To express a wish to obtain something.
He desired a chance to prove his capabilities.
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Drive

To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
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Desire

To wish or long for; want
A reporter who desires an interview.
A teen who desires to travel.
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Drive

To convey or transport in a vehicle
Drove the children to school.
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Desire

To want to have sex with (another person).
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Drive

To traverse in a vehicle
Drive the freeways to work.
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Desire

To express a wish for; request.
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Drive

To supply the motive force or power to and cause to function
Steam drives the engine.
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Desire

The feeling of wanting to have something or wishing that something will happen.
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Drive

To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power
"The current merger mania is apparently driven by an urge ... to reduce risk or to exploit opportunities in a very rapidly changing business environment" (Peter Passell).
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Desire

An instance of this feeling
She had a lifelong desire to visit China.
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Drive

To compel or force to work, often excessively
"Every serious dancer is driven by notions of perfection—perfect expressiveness, perfect technique" (Susan Sontag).
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Desire

Sexual appetite; passion.
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Drive

To force into or from a particular act or state
Indecision drives me crazy.
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Desire

An object of such feeling or passion
A quiet evening with you is my only desire.
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Drive

To force to go through or penetrate
Drove the stake into the ground.
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Desire

(Archaic) A request or petition.
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Drive

To create or produce by penetrating forcibly
The nail drove a hole in the tire.
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Desire

To want; to wish for earnestly.
I desire to speak with you.
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Drive

To carry through vigorously to a conclusion
Drove home his point.
Drive a hard bargain.
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Desire

To put a request to (someone); to entreat.
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Drive

(Sports) To throw, strike, or cast (a ball, for example) hard or rapidly.
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Desire

To want emotionally or sexually.
She has desired him since they first met.
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Drive

(Basketball) To move with the ball directly through
Drove the lane and scored.
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Desire

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
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Drive

(Baseball) To cause (a run or runner) to be scored by batting. Often used with in.
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Desire

To require; to demand; to claim.
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Drive

(Football) To advance the ball over (certain yardage) in plays from scrimmage.
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Desire

To miss; to regret.
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Drive

To chase (game) into the open or into traps or nets.
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Desire

(countable) Someone or something wished for.
It is my desire to speak with you.
You’re my heart’s desire.
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Drive

To search (an area) for game in such a manner.
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Desire

(uncountable) Strong attraction, particularly romantic or sexual.
His desire for her kept him awake at night.
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Drive

To move along or advance quickly
We could hear the trucks driving along the highway.
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Desire

(uncountable) The feeling of desiring; an eager longing for something.
Too much desire can seriously affect one’s judgment.
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Drive

To rush, dash, or advance violently against an obstruction
The wind drove into my face.
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Desire

(uncountable) Motivation. en
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Drive

To operate a vehicle, such as a car
How long has he been driving?.
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Desire

To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
Neither shall any man desire thy land.
Ye desire your child to live.
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Drive

To go or be transported in a vehicle
We all got in the car and drove to the supermarket.
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Desire

To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?
Desire him to go in; trouble him no more.
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Drive

(Sports) To hit, throw, or impel a ball or other missile forcibly.
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Desire

To require; to demand; to claim.
A doleful case desires a doleful song.
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Drive

(Basketball) To move directly to the basket with the ball.
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Desire

To miss; to regret.
She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.
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(Football) To advance the ball in plays from scrimmage.
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Desire

The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
Unspeakable desire to see and know.
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Drive

To make an effort to reach or achieve an objective; aim.
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Desire

An expressed wish; a request; petition.
And slowly was my mother broughtTo yield consent to my desire.
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Drive

The act of driving
Took the car out for a drive after dinner.
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Desire

Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
The Desire of all nations shall come.
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Drive

A trip or journey in a vehicle
It's a long drive to Eau Claire from here.
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Desire

Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
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Drive

Abbr. Dr. A road for automobiles and other vehicles.
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Desire

Grief; regret.
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Drive

The means or apparatus for transmitting motion or power to a machine or from one machine part to another.
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Desire

The feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
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Drive

The position or operating condition of such a mechanism
"He put his car into drive and started home" (Charles Baxter).
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Desire

An inclination to want things;
A man of many desires
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Drive

The means by which automotive power is applied to a roadway
Four-wheel drive.
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Desire

Something that is desired
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Drive

The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile
Right-hand drive.
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Desire

Feel or have a desire for; want strongly;
I want to go home now
I want my own room
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Drive

(Computers) A device that reads data from and often writes data onto a storage medium, such as an optical disc or flash memory.
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Desire

Expect and wish;
I trust you will behave better from now on
I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise
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Drive

A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose
A drive to finish the project before the deadline.
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Desire

Express a desire for
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Drive

Energy, push, or aggressiveness
An executive with a lot of drive.
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Drive

(Psychology) A strong motivating tendency or instinct related to self-preservation, reproduction, or aggression that prompts activity toward a particular end.
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Drive

A massive, sustained military offensive.
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Drive

(Sports) The act of hitting, knocking, or thrusting a ball very swiftly.
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Drive

(Sports) The stroke or thrust by which a ball is driven
An awkward drive on the first tee that sent the ball into the woods.
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Drive

(Sports) The ball or puck as it is propelled
The goalie stopped a hard drive in the opening minute.
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Drive

(Basketball) The act of moving with the ball directly to the basket.
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Drive

(Football) A series of downs in which the ball is advanced by the offensive team.
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Drive

A rounding up and driving of livestock to new pastures or to market.
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Drive

A gathering and driving of logs down a river.
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Drive

The cattle or logs thus driven.
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Drive

Planned, usually long-lasting, effort to achieve something; ability coupled with ambition, determination, and motivation.
Crassus had wealth and wit, but Pompey had drive and Caesar as much again.
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Drive

Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; especially, a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
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Drive

An act of driving (prompting) game animals forward, to be captured or hunted.
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An act of driving (prompting) livestock animals forward, to transport a herd.
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Drive

(military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective.
Napoleon's drive on Moscow was as determined as it was disastrous.
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Drive

A mechanism used to power or give motion to a vehicle or other machine or machine part.
A typical steam drive
A nuclear drive
Chain drive
Front-wheel drive
Some old model trains have clockwork drives.
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Drive

A trip made in a vehicle (now generally in a motor vehicle).
It was a long drive.
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Drive

A driveway.
The mansion had a long, tree-lined drive.
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Drive

A type of public roadway.
Beverly Hills’ most famous street is Rodeo Drive.
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Drive

(dated) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
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(psychology) Desire or interest.
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(computer hardware) An apparatus for reading and writing data to or from a mass storage device such as a disk.
Floppy drive
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(computer hardware) A mass storage device in which the mechanism for reading and writing data is integrated with the mechanism for storing data.
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Drive

(golf) A stroke made with a driver.
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Drive

A ball struck in a flat trajectory.
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(cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
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Drive

(soccer) A straight level shot or pass.
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(American football) An offensive possession, generally one consisting of several plays and/ or first downs, often leading to a scoring opportunity.
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Drive

A charity event such as a fundraiser, bake sale, or toy drive.
A whist drive
A beetle drive
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Drive

(retail) A campaign aimed at selling more of a certain product, e.g. by offering a discount.
Vaccination drive
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Drive

(typography) An impression or matrix formed by a punch drift.
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Drive

A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
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(transitive) To provide an impetus for motion or other physical change, to move an object by means of the provision of force thereto.
You drive nails into wood with a hammer.
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(transitive) To provide an impetus for a non-physical change, especially a change in one's state of mind.
My husband's constant harping about the condition of the house threatens to drive me to distraction.
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Drive

To displace either physically or non-physically, through the application of force.
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Drive

To cause intrinsic motivation through the application or demonstration of force: to impel or urge onward thusly, to compel to move on, to coerce, intimidate or threaten.
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(transitive) (especially of animals) To impel or urge onward by force; to push forward; to compel to move on.
To drive twenty thousand head of cattle from Texas to the Kansas railheads; to drive sheep out of a field
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To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.
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Drive

(transitive) To cause animals to flee out of.
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Drive

(transitive) To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
You drive nails into wood with a hammer.
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Drive

(transitive) To cause (a mechanism) to operate.
The pistons drive the crankshaft.
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Drive

To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).
Drive a car
This SUV drives like a car.
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Drive

To operate (an aircraft).
Drive a 737
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(transitive) To motivate; to provide an incentive for.
What drives a person to run a marathon?
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(transitive) To compel (to do something).
Their debts finally drove them to sell the business.
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Drive

(transitive) To cause to become.
This constant complaining is going to drive me to insanity.
You are driving me crazy!
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Drive

To hit the ball with a drive.
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(intransitive) To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.
I drive to work every day.
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(transitive) To convey (a person, etc.) in a wheeled motorized vehicle.
My cousin drove me to the airport.
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(intransitive) To move forcefully.
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(intransitive) To be moved or propelled forcefully (especially of a ship).
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(transitive) To urge, press, or bring to a point or state.
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(transitive) To carry or to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
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(transitive) To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
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(mining) To dig horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
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(American football) To put together a drive (n.): to string together offensive plays and advance the ball down the field.
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Drive

(obsolete) To distrain for rent.
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Drive

(transitive) To separate the lighter (feathers or down) from the heavier, by exposing them to a current of air.
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To be the dominant party in a sex act. en
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To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
A storm came on and drove them into Pylos.
Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey.
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To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
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To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had done for his.
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To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
The trade of life can not be driven without partners.
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To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
To drive the country, force the swains away.
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To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
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Drive

To pass away; - said of time.
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Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.
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To operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by manipulating the controls, such as the steering, propulsion, and braking mechanisms.
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Drive

To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
Fierce Boreas drove against his flying sails.
Under cover of the night and a driving tempest.
Time driveth onward fast,And in a little while our lips are dumb.
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Drive

To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
The hull drives on, though mast and sail be torn.
The chaise drives to Mr. Draper's chambers.
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Drive

To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.
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Drive

To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; - usually with at.
Let them therefore declare what carnal or secular interest he drove at.
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Drive

To distrain for rent.
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Drive

To make a drive, or stroke from the tee.
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Drive

To go from one place to another in a vehicle, serving as the operator of the vehicle; to drive{9} a vehicle from one location to another.
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Drive

In various games, as tennis, cricket, etc., the act of player who drives the ball; the stroke or blow; the flight of the ball, etc., so driven.
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Drive

A stroke from the tee, generally a full shot made with a driver; also, the distance covered by such a stroke.
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Drive

The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; - distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
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Drive

A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
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Drive

Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
The Murdstonian drive in business.
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Drive

In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
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Drive

A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
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Drive

A private road; a driveway.
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Drive

A strong psychological motivation to perform some activity.
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Drive

A device for reading or writing data from or to a data storage medium, as a disk drive, a tape drive, a CD drive, etc.
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An organized effort by a group to accomplish a goal within a limited period of time; as, a fund-raising drive.
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A physiological function of an organism motivating it to perform specific behaviors; as, the sex drive.
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Drive

The period during which one team sustains movement of the ball toward the opponent's goal without losing possession of the ball; as, a long drive downfield.
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Drive

An act of driving a vehicle, especially an automobile; the journey undertaken by driving an automobile; as, to go for a drive in the country.
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Drive

The mechanism which causes the moving parts of a machine to move; as, a belt drive.
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The way in which the propulsive force of a vehicle is transmitted to the road; as, a car with four-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, etc.
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Drive

Driven.
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Drive

The act of applying force to propel something;
After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
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Drive

A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine;
A variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
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Drive

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;
He supported populist campaigns
They worked in the cause of world peace
The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
The movement to end slavery
Contributed to the war effort
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Drive

A road leading up to a private house;
They parked in the driveway
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Drive

The trait of being highly motivated;
His drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
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Drive

Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver;
He sliced his drive out of bounds
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Drive

The act of driving a herd of animals overland
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Drive

A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else;
He took the family for a drive in his new car
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Drive

A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
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Drive

(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
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Drive

A wide scenic road planted with trees;
The riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
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Drive

(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
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Drive

Operate or control a vehicle;
Drive a car or bus
Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
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Drive

Travel or be transported in a vehicle;
We drove to the university every morning
They motored to London for the theater
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Drive

Cause someone or something to move by driving;
She drove me to school every day
We drove the car to the garage
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Drive

Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;
She rammed her mind into focus
He drives me mad
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Drive

To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly;
She is driven by her passion
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Drive

Cause to move back by force or influence;
Repel the enemy
Push back the urge to smoke
Beat back the invaders
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Drive

Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment;
She finally drove him to change jobs
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Drive

Push, propel, or press with force;
Drive a nail into the wall
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Drive

Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force;
Drive the ball far out into the field
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Drive

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
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Drive

Move into a desired direction of discourse;
What are you driving at?
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Drive

Have certain properties when driven;
This car rides smoothly
My new truck drives well
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Drive

Work as a driver;
He drives a bread truck
She drives for the taxi company in Newark
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Drive

Move by being propelled by a force;
The car drove around the corner
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Drive

Urge forward;
Drive the cows into the barn
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Drive

Proceed along in a vehicle;
We drive the turnpike to work
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Drive

Strike with a driver, as in teeing off;
Drive a golfball
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Drive

Hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically;
Drive a ball
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Drive

Excavate horizontally;
Drive a tunnel
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Drive

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
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Drive

Hunting: search for game;
Drive the forest
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Drive

Hunting: chase from cover into more open ground;
Drive the game
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Drive

To propel or push forward towards a goal.
His ambition drove him to work tirelessly.
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Drive

A sustained effort to achieve a goal.
The team's drive led them to win the championship.
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Drive

Determination and persistence in pursuit of an objective.
His drive for perfection sometimes caused stress.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Is drive always goal-oriented?

Generally, drive is focused on achieving specific goals or outcomes.
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Does desire always result in action?

Not necessarily; desire can exist without leading to concrete action.
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What is desire?

Desire is a strong feeling of wanting or wishing for something.
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How does desire differ from drive?

Desire is more about longing, while drive is about motivated action.
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Can desire lead to drive?

Yes, desire can sometimes evolve into drive when action is taken towards the desired goal.
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What characterizes a strong drive?

Strong drive is characterized by persistence and determined effort towards a goal.
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Is drive a personality trait?

Drive can be seen as a combination of personality traits and motivated states.
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What role does drive play in success?

Drive is often a key factor in achieving success, as it propels action and persistence.
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Can drive exist without desire?

Drive often stems from some form of desire, but it can also be influenced by external factors like duty or responsibility.
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How do emotions relate to desire?

Emotions play a significant role in desire, often fueling or enhancing it.
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Can drive be learned or is it innate?

While some aspects of drive might be innate, it can also be developed and nurtured.
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Can external factors affect one’s drive?

Yes, external factors like environment, support, and resources can impact drive.
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How can one develop more drive?

Developing drive can involve setting clear goals, cultivating motivation, and building discipline.
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Is desire always linked to material things?

No, desires can also be for immaterial things like experiences, emotions, or achievements.
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Are desires always conscious?

Desires can be both conscious and subconscious.
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Can desires change over time?

Yes, desires can evolve and change throughout a person's life.
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Does drive require discipline?

Drive often involves discipline to maintain focus and effort towards goals.
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Can desire be negative?

Yes, some desires can be harmful or unproductive if not managed properly.
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How does culture influence desire?

Cultural values and norms can significantly shape and influence desires.
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Do desires reflect personal values?

Desires often reflect personal values, interests, and priorities.
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