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Another word for goad

  1. Something that incites especially a violent response

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  1. To stir to action or feeling

Another word for goad

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. To cause to move forward or onward.
      2. To cause to develop or progress:
      1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
      2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
      1. A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.
      2. A hired ruffian; a thug.
      3. A pimp.
      1. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.
      2. To give support to; foster:
      3. To stimulate; spur:
      1. To give life to; fill with life:
      2. To impart interest or zest to; enliven:
      3. To fill with spirit, courage, or resolution:
      1. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
      2. To stimulate sexual desire in.
      3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
      1. To instill courage or life into.
      1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
      2. To urge on; goad:
      1. A slender, pointed implement used for sewing or surgical suturing, made usually of polished steel and having an eye at one end through which a length of thread is passed and held.
      2. Any of various similar implements, such as a fine sharp-pointed instrument used in acupuncture or a pointed shaft used in knitting, crocheting, or lace making.
      3. A sharp-pointed instrument used in engraving.
      1. To arouse strong feeling in:
      2. To arouse (someone) sexually.
      3. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
      1. To make fun of (someone) playfully or taunt annoyingly:
      2. To say in a playful or mocking way:
      3. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements:
      1. To incite to anger or resentment:
      2. To stir to action or feeling:
      3. To give rise to; bring about:
      1. To rouse to action or increased activity; excite:
      2. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
      3. To cause to be interested or engaged:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
      2. To drive forward; propel.
      1. To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it:
      2. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove:
      3. To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
      1. To exert steady weight or force against:
      2. To move by applying pressure:
      3. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern:
      1. To strike with a strap or rod; lash:
      2. To afflict, castigate, or reprove severely:
      3. To strike or affect in a manner similar to whipping or lashing:
      1. A sharp-toothed wheel inserted into the end of the shank of a spur.
      1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
      2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
      3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
      1. A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
      2. An incentive:
      3. A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
      1. Being on time; punctual.
      2. Carried out or performed without delay:
      3. To move to act; spur; incite:
      1. The act of piercing or pricking.
      2. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
      3. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
      1. To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
      2. To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
      3. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
      1. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
      2. To goad to action; incite.
      3. A pointed object used to prod: