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driven

[ driv-uhn ]
/ ˈdrɪv ən /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for driven

driven
/ (ˈdrɪvən) /

verb
the past participle of drive
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Other Idioms and Phrases with driven

driven

see pure as the driven snow.

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