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driv·en

 (drĭv′ən)
v.
Past participle of drive.
adj.
1. Piled up or carried along by a current: driven snow.
2. Motivated by or having a compulsive quality or need: a driven person.
3. Caused, sustained, or stimulated: an export-driven economic recovery.
4. Powered, operated, or controlled: a piston-driven airplane; a menu-driven software program.

driven

(ˈdrɪvən)
vb
the past participle of drive
adj
determined and energetic

driv•en

(ˈdrɪv ən)

v.
1. pp. of drive.
adj.
2. being under compulsion, as to succeed or excel.
driv′en•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.driven - compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred"
involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary - not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
2.driven - urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue"
motivated - provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men"
3.driven - strongly motivated to succeed
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
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She sat and looked out of the window, curious to see something of the road over which she was being driven to the queer place Mrs.
More than once when Anatole's regiment was stationed at Tver he had taken him from Tver in the evening, brought him to Moscow by daybreak, and driven him back again the next night.
When they reached a little marsh Levin would have driven by, but Stepan Arkadyevitch, with the experienced eye of a sportsman, at once detected reeds visible from the road.