driven

[ driv-uhn ]
/ ˈdrɪv ən /

verb

past participle of drive.

adjective

being under compulsion, as to succeed or excel: a driven young man who was fiercely competitive.
controlled or propelled by something specified (used in combination): a market-driven approach to retaining talent; data-driven business strategies; a water pump that is solar driven.

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OTHER WORDS FROM driven

driv·en·ness, nounun·driv·en, adjectivewell-driven, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for driven

  • This is, in fact, the ideal trajectory of a well-driven ball.

    The Soul of Golf|Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • They made all the haste possible, assisted and abetted by a well-driven taxicab with a fairly good engine.

    The Tigress|Anne Warner
  • This a hardy, well-driven horse could do, even in the hottest climate.

    The Art of Travel|Francis Galton
  • The men, well-driven by Mr. Pike, were ripe for an explosion, and Possum and the hen laid the train.

British Dictionary definitions for driven

driven
/ (ˈdrɪvən) /

verb

the past participle of drive
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Idioms and Phrases with driven

driven

see pure as the driven snow.

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