Definition for driven

adjective as in compelled

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Imagine what other diverse and driven teams can do with the influx of cash and inspiration that comes with a big exit.

Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.

Traditionally, popular history is almost purely driven by narrative.

Within a few years, Iran had jailed or driven from the country more than 60 Sunni clerics.

The execution of two police officers in cold blood has shocked the city and driven a deeper wedge between the cops and the mayor.

He said the brokers promise that the Italian navy will pick them up, which he says has actually driven the prices down.

Hence Napoleon was driven more and more to trust to the advice of the rash, unstable King of Naples.

Were they to be driven out,—driven out this very day, when the Virgin had only just now seemed to promise her help and protection?

Punch went out and wept bitterly with Judy, into whose fair head he had driven some ideas of the meaning of separation.

The challenge was accepted and the hay-wagon driven round and the trial commenced.

You would think the poor teacher would be driven crazy, but he seems as calm as a daisy in a June breeze.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to driven, such as: consumed, directed, forced, galvanized, guided, and herded.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.