- past participle of drive.
- 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.
- the past participle of drive
adj.“motivated,” by 1972, past participle adjective from drive (v.). see pure as the driven snow.