maculate

  1. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

    Synonyms : defile, stain, sully, tarnish
    Type Of : fleck, blob, spot, blot
  2. morally blemished; stained or impure

    Synonyms : defiled
  3. spot, stain, or pollute

    Synonyms : befoul, defile, foul
    Type Of : attaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame
  4. spotted or blotched

move

  1. give an incentive for action

    Synonyms : actuate, incite, motivate, prompt, propel
    Type Of : cause, make, do
    Examples :
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career
  2. be in a state of action

    Synonyms : be active
  3. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

    Synonyms : go, locomote, travel
    Examples :
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
  4. the act of changing location from one place to another

    Synonyms : motion, movement
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path
  5. cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

    Synonyms : displace
    Examples :
    • The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
  6. perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

    Synonyms : act
    Examples :
    • We must move quickly
  7. the act of changing your residence or place of business

    Synonyms : relocation
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • they say that three moves equal one fire
  8. have a turn; make one's move in a game

    Synonyms : go
  9. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

    Synonyms : affect, impress, strike
  10. follow a procedure or take a course

    Synonyms : go, proceed
    Type Of : act
  11. a change of position that does not entail a change of location

    Synonyms : motility, motion, movement
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
  12. progress by being changed

    Synonyms : go, run
    Type Of : change
  13. propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

    Synonyms : make a motion
    Type Of : advise, propose, suggest
  14. arouse sympathy or compassion in

    Type Of : affect, strike, impress
    Examples :
    • Her fate moved us all
  15. change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

    Antonyms : stay
    Examples :
    • We moved from Idaho to Nebraska
    • The basketball player moved from one team to another
  16. dispose of by selling

    Type Of : sell
    Examples :
    • The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers
  17. (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

    Type Of : play, turn
  18. go or proceed from one point to another

    Type Of : change, alter, vary
    Examples :
    • the debate moved from family values to the economy
  19. live one's life in a specified environment

    Type Of : live
    Examples :
    • she moves in certain circles only
  20. move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

    Antonyms : stand still
    Examples :
    • He moved his hand slightly to the right
  21. the act of deciding to do something

    Type Of : decision, conclusion, determination
    Examples :
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer

migrate

  1. move from one country or region to another and settle there

    Synonyms : transmigrate
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
    • This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries
  2. move periodically or seasonally

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • birds migrate in the Winter
    • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting

migrate

  1. move from one country or region to another and settle there

    Synonyms : transmigrate
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
    • This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries
  2. move periodically or seasonally

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • birds migrate in the Winter
    • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting

mishap

  1. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

    Synonyms : bad luck, mischance
    Type Of : fortune, chance, hazard, luck
  2. an instance of misfortune

    Synonyms : misadventure, mischance
    Type Of : bad luck, misfortune

matrimonial

  1. of or relating to the state of marriage

    Synonyms : marital, married

magistrate

  1. a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

    Type Of : judge, jurist, justice

mangle

  1. alter so as to make unrecognizable

    Synonyms : murder, mutilate
    Type Of : falsify, distort, warp, garble
  2. destroy or injure severely

    Synonyms : cut up, mutilate
    Type Of : damage
  3. injure badly by beating

    Synonyms : maul
    Type Of : disfigure, deface, blemish
  4. clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers

    Type Of : clothes drier, clothes dryer
  5. press with a mangle

    Type Of : press, iron, iron out
    Examples :
    • mangle the sheets

must

  1. the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

    Synonyms : moldiness, mustiness
    Type Of : staleness
  2. a necessary or essential thing

    Type Of : essential, necessity, requirement, requisite, necessary
    Examples :
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  3. grape juice before or during fermentation

    Type Of : grape juice
  4. highly recommended

    Examples :
    • a book that is must reading

modesty

  1. freedom from vanity or conceit

    Synonyms : modestness
    Antonyms : immodesty
    Type Of : decency
  2. formality and propriety of manner

    Synonyms : reserve
    Type Of : correctitude, properness, propriety