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Another word for fillip

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Noun
  1. Something that causes and encourages a given response

      1. The act of encouraging.
      2. An encouraging or being encouraged
      3. One that encourages.
      1. The force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion
      2. Anything that stimulates activity; driving force or motive; incentive; impulse
      3. Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
      1. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
      2. (Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
      2. Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
      1. (Law) An introductory statement of facts or background information.
      2. (Shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
      3. (Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
      1. The act or an instance of motivating
      2. Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
      3. The act or process of motivating:
      1. Used as a disparaging term for a Protestant.
      2. Something that prods; specif., a rod or pointed stick used in driving cattle
      3. An incitement; a stimulus.
      1. The act of pressing:
      2. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
      3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
      1. A spinelike process, as on the wings or legs of certain birds
      2. Any of various pointed devices worn on the heel by the rider of a horse and used to urge the horse forward
      3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. A food or drink, especially an alcoholic drink, believed to have a stimulating effect.
      2. A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.
      3. A stimulus or an incentive:
      1. A person, device or substance that stimulates.
      1. Government spending designed to generate or increase economic activity.
      2. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
      3. (Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
    See also:

    cause

Another word for fillip

Noun
  1. A snap of a finger against the thumb

      1. The act or an instance of draining liquid, as from a body cavity
      2. (Medicine) The removal of fluid from a body cavity:
      3. A device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
      1. (Slang) A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
      2. A composition or performance of such music.
      3. A kind of popular music in which rhymed verses are chanted or declaimed to the accompaniment of forceful and repetitive rhythms, played usually on drums or synthesizers
      1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
      2. The manner or rate of executing such a movement:
      3. A sudden occurrence or result:
    See also:

    blow

  2. A stimulus

      1. Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
      2. Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
      1. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
      2. A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
      3. Any driving impulse; spur
      1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      2. (Bot.) A slender, tubelike structure formed by a basal extension of one or more petals or sepals, often serving as a nectar receptacle; calcar
      3. A sharp metal device attached as a weapon to the leg of a gamecock in a cockfight
    See also:

    incentive