to move strongly; agitate; disturb; excite
Origin of commoveMiddle English commoeven ; from Old French commoveir ; from Classical Latin commovere: see commotion
transitive verbcom·moved, com·mov·ing, com·moves
- To cause to move with force or violence; agitate; disturb.
- To rouse strong feelings in; excite.
Origin of commoveMiddle English commeven, from Old French commovoir, commeuv-, from Latin commovēre; see commotion.
(third-person singular simple present commoves, present participle commoving, simple past and past participle commoved)
From Middle English commoeven