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My heart is as pure as the driven slush.
Tallulah Bankhead

Meaning of "driven" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRIVEN

driven  [ˈdrɪvən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRIVEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Driven is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb driven in English.

WHAT DOES DRIVEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Driven

Driven is a 2001 action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World Series auto racing championship. Prior to production of the movie, Stallone was seen at many Formula 1 races, but he was unable to procure enough information about the category due to the secrecy with which teams protect their cars, so he decided to base the film on Champ Car.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DRIVEN

PRESENT

Present
I drive
you drive
he/she/it drives
we drive
you drive
they drive
Present continuous
I am driving
you are driving
he/she/it is driving
we are driving
you are driving
they are driving
Present perfect
I have driven
you have driven
he/she/it has driven
we have driven
you have driven
they have driven
Present perfect continuous
I have been driving
you have been driving
he/she/it has been driving
we have been driving
you have been driving
they have been driving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I drove
you drove
he/she/it drove
we drove
you drove
they drove
Past continuous
I was driving
you were driving
he/she/it was driving
we were driving
you were driving
they were driving
Past perfect
I had driven
you had driven
he/she/it had driven
we had driven
you had driven
they had driven
Past perfect continuous
I had been driving
you had been driving
he/she/it had been driving
we had been driving
you had been driving
they had been driving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will drive
you will drive
he/she/it will drive
we will drive
you will drive
they will drive
Future continuous
I will be driving
you will be driving
he/she/it will be driving
we will be driving
you will be driving
they will be driving
Future perfect
I will have driven
you will have driven
he/she/it will have driven
we will have driven
you will have driven
they will have driven
Future perfect continuous
I will have been driving
you will have been driving
he/she/it will have been driving
we will have been driving
you will have been driving
they will have been driving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would driven
you would driven
he/she/it would driven
we would driven
you would driven
they would driven
Conditional continuous
I would be driving
you would be driving
he/she/it would be driving
we would be driving
you would be driving
they would be driving
Conditional perfect
I would have driven
you would have driven
he/she/it would have driven
we would have driven
you would have driven
they would have driven
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been driving
you would have been driving
he/she/it would have been driving
we would have been driving
you would have been driving
they would have been driving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you drive
we let´s drive
you drive
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to drive
Past participle
driven
Present Participle
driving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRIVEN


Avon
ˈeɪvən
battery-driven
ˈbætərɪˌdrɪvən
enriven
ɛnˈrɪvən
given
ˈɡɪvən
haven
ˈheɪvən
market-driven
ˌmɑːkɪtˈdrɪvən
maven
ˈmeɪvən
motor-driven
ˈməʊtəˌdrɪvən
petrol-driven
ˈpɛtrəlˌdrɪvən
power-driven
ˈpaʊəˌdrɪvən
raven
ˈreɪvən
riven
ˈrɪvən
steam-driven
ˈstiːmdrɪvən
striven
ˈstrɪvən
Sullivan
ˈsʌlɪvən
test-driven
ˈtestdrɪvən
thriven
ˈθrɪvən
undriven
ʌnˈdrɪvən
unriven
ʌnˈrɪvən
wanthriven
ˈwɒnˌθrɪvən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRIVEN

drive-time
drive-up window
driveability
driveable
drivel
driveler
driveline
drivelled
driveller
drivelling
drivenness
driver
driver ant
driver´s ed
driver´s education
driver´s license
driver´s seat
driverless
drivetrain
driveway

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRIVEN

enliven
forgiven
liven
menu-driven
misgiven
Niven
order-driven
outstriven
overdriven
quote-driven
shriven
unforgiven
unshriven

Synonyms and antonyms of driven in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRIVEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «driven» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of driven

Translation of «driven» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRIVEN

Find out the translation of driven to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of driven from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «driven» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

驱动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

impulsado
570 millions of speakers

English

driven
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संचालित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مدفوعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приводом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

impulsionado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চালিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poussé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Didorong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

angetrieben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドリブン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mimpin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயக்கப்படும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गत्यंतर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tahrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spinto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napędzane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приводом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

condus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οδηγείται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gedryf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

driven
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drevet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of driven

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRIVEN»

The term «driven» is very widely used and occupies the 5.206 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRIVEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «driven» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «driven» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about driven

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DRIVEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word driven.
1
Bud Abbott
Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life. I still can't drive.
2
Lord Acton
I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
3
Kofi Annan
We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
4
Roger Ascham
Young children were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.
5
Jean M. Auel
From the beginning, the series has been story driven - I began with a story idea - but research feeds it.
6
Tallulah Bankhead
My heart is as pure as the driven slush.
7
Victoria Beckham
I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well.
8
Tony Blair
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
9
Zach Braff
I am really driven, but my drive doesn't affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and worries and fears and insecurities.
10
Emanuel Celler
I had taken on the color of the climate around me and had driven back all the emotion that rose from the Brooklyn streets so that I could belong to the exclusive club of Congress.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRIVEN»

Discover the use of driven in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to driven and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Test Driven Development: By Example
Write clean code that works with the help of this groundbreaking software method. Example-driven teaching is the basis of Beck's step-by-step instruction that will have readers using TDD to further their projects.
Kent Beck, 2003
2
Driven
As we exit the initial novel, Driver has killed Bernie Rose, “the only one he ever mourned,” ending his campaign against those who double-crossed him.
James Sallis, 2012
3
Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
This is the whole package." —Jon Saphier, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21 "Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book is a triple threat to the achievement gap: not only has he presided over ...
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, 2010
4
Domain-driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of ...
Describes ways to incorporate domain modeling into software development.
Eric Evans, 2004
5
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with ...
But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., John J. Ratey, M.D., 2011
6
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans
This sweeping and groundbreaking work presents the shocking and violent history of ethnic cleansing against Chinese Americans from the Gold Rush era to the turn of the century.
Jean Pfaelzer, 2008
7
Driven: Inside BMW, the Most Admired Car Company in the World
Driven not only tells the story of BMW, but also the story of one of the most powerful families in Europe. Excepting the occasional speed bump, BMW has seen more than four decades of steady growth and success.
David Kiley, 2004
8
Driven from Within
Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this is Michael Jordan's most intimate book to date.
Michael Jordan, 2012
9
Market-driven Politics: Neoliberal Democracy and the Public ...
This book provides an original analysis of the key processes of commodification of public services, the conversion of public-service workforces into employees motivated to generate profit, and the role of the state in absorbing risk.
Colin Leys, 2003
10
Data-Driven Marketing: The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing ...
Through detailed examples, this outstanding book shows how to apply data-driven marketing in both worlds for real results.
Mark Jeffery, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRIVEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term driven is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Guilty plea over brothers driven to death in Calder Highway high …
A 70-year-old man has pleaded guilty to chasing two terrified brothers along the Calder Highway at high speed before they crashed and died. «The Age, Jul 15»
2
Some long-duration gamma-ray bursts are driven by magnetars
This artist's impression shows a supernova and associated gamma-ray burst driven by a rapidly spinning neutron star with a strong magnetic ... «Astronomy Magazine, Jul 15»
3
The Dos and Don'ts of Starting a Purpose-Driven Business
Given these facts, think about making your own business a "purpose-driven" one. To do that and reach your target consumers, here are some ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»
4
How To Make A Bad Data-Driven Decision In Three Easy Steps
Here are three ways data driven decisions can go awry. data Use bad data, old data, or not enough data. Getting the data right is the most ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
5
Deadly US heroin epidemic driven by whites, women and the rich …
A new survey has found that US heroin addiction more than doubled over the space of 10 years among white people and women, according to ... «RT, Jul 15»
6
Bosnian Muslims pay tribute to the remains of Srebrenica victims …
Bosnian Muslims pay tribute to the remains of Srebrenica victims driven through capital. Published July 09, 2015. Associated Press. Facebook0 Twitter0 Email ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
7
John McEnroe gives two lucky fans a chauffeur driven ride to …
Tom Payne said: 'I thought I was just coming to Wimbledon to watch the quarter finals and enjoy the atmosphere, but to be driven there in style ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Muni Yields Driven Lower by Greece as Puerto Rico Woes Ignored
Who would have guessed that the turmoil in Greece would matter more to municipal-bond investors than Puerto Rico's flirtation with insolvency ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
9
AT&T-driven original Motorola Moto X now receiving Android 5.1 OS …
The Android 5.1 OS update is now available for users of AT&T-driven original Moto X smartphones in the US. Announcing the roll-out, Motorola ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
10
Crude Oil Downside Not Driven By Greek Crisis
Crude oil has experienced a significant decline over the past week which has led some to connect the fall with the events unfolding in Greece. «FXStreet, Jul 15»

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