1 push, propel, impel, urge, press, thrust, move, motivate, actuate, prod, spur, goad, urge, force, make, compel, coerce, constrain, oblige, pressure or Brit pressurize, high-pressure, induce, require; demand:
What drove you to become a traitor?
2 operate, conduct, manoeuvre, manipulate, handle, steer, control; pilot:
Have you a valid licence to drive this car?
3 ride, travel, motor, go, move, proceed, journey, tour, Colloq tool along:
Luckily, when the tyre blew out, we were driving at only 20 m.p.h.
4 stab, plunge, thrust, sink, push, send, dig, ram:
He has driven the dagger deep into the monster's heart.
5 herd, drove, shepherd, ride herd (on):
We used to drive the cattle up the old Chisholm Trail to market in Abilene.
6 drive at. hint (at), suggest, imply, intimate, allude or refer to, intend, mean, have in mind, indicate, Colloq get at:
He was so naïve he had no idea what she was driving at.
7 ride, trip, outing, journey, run, tour, excursion, Colloq spin, whirl:
On Sundays we would go for a drive in the country.
8 energy, effort, impetus, vigour, vim, spunk, enterprise, industry, initiative, ambition, ambitiousness, determination, persistence, urgency, zeal, enthusiasm, keenness, aggressiveness, Colloq get-up-and-go, pep, zip, push, hustle:
She owes her success to her drive as well as her talent.
9 driveway, approach, (private) road or street, lane, byway, (scenic) route:
The drive up to the house is lined with trees.
10 campaign, effort, appeal, crusade:
The club has had a successful membership drive this year.