move toward

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move toward someone or something

1. Lit. to move in the direction of someone or something. The car is moving toward Roger!
2. Fig. to tend to favor a particular conclusion. We are moving toward making the final decision.
See also: move, toward
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The companies said in a statement they have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them move toward the supply of integrated engineering and supply chain services for military vessels.
He said expertise and skilled human resources make up the back bone of knowledge-based economy, adding today the country faces a big and exceptional opportunity to move toward materialization of knowledge-based economy and distance itself from oil-dependent economy.
There has been a move towards Technical Specified Natural Rubber (TSNR) away from the traditional Ribbed Smoked Sheet (RSS), ever since the former was introduced in 1965.
Creating partnerships between police, other city departments, and citizens is the beginning of the move toward community oriented governance and shared ownership of issues by all those involved in the process.
If the currency does eventually move toward a floating exchange rate, Mukherji says, it will be easier for the Chinese government to modernize its financial system and to use interest rates to manage the economy.
He explains that a few years before there was this move toward better interiors, there was a move toward more sophisticated suspension setups.
It is time for Congress to investigate the illegal Iraq war as we move toward the third year of the endless quagmire that many security experts believe jeopardizes U.
Additionally, we wanted to move toward a record that would never need to be purged and would have the ability to access, retain and protect other institutional data elements such as policies, protocols and designated order sets--those approved by pharmacy and therapeutics committee as best practices, not the individual physician favorites that most CPOE software allows.
He said the $14 billion construction program and effort to move toward small learning communities should also help keep students in school.
For communities that do not own their own landfills, the move toward increasing recycling levels may be driven more by economics, even if collection costs are not as high.
The Second Question: Who among the two is correct: the one who says that water and earth move toward the center and air and fire move away from the center or the one who says that all of them move toward the center but the heavier one arrives at the center before the lighter?
In October, top economic officials from China reiterated plans to continue to move toward a more flexible exchange rate for its currency, the yuan, but offered no sense about how quickly it intends to make the necessary changes.
Track vendor innovations, and, whenever possible, move toward more modular, flexible, and standardized solutions that improve agility and scalability.
Insurers, reinsurers and other industry executives should use their collective influence to pressure risk data modeling firms to move toward open standards, according to Rick Clinton, the president of Oakland, Calif.
as governments here move toward letting their own citizens die rather than finding the money and political will to provide access to standard-of-care medical treatment.