from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to move with force or violence; agitate; disturb.
- transitive v. To rouse strong feelings in; excite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move violently; to agitate, excite or rouse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To urge; to persuade; to incite.
- transitive v. To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in motion; disturb; agitate; unsettle; throw into commotion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
- v. change the arrangement or position of
Middle English commeven, from Old French commovoir, commeuv-, from Latin commovēre; see commotion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English commoeven (Wiktionary)