Part of speech:
To strike or prick with a spur or spurs
To have a prickly or stinging sensation; tingle
To prick, pierce, or stitch with a needle.
To make an earnest presentation of arguments, claims, charges, entreaties, etc.
To urge persistently; importune
To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To provoke and urge on:
To alleviate; assuage:
To force one's way; press forward:
Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
To force or compel, as by threats, to do something
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
To call forth; arouse; provoke
To cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.
To break down or open by force:
To urge on; impel; press
(Basketball) To employ a press.
To force, drive, compel, or urge by or as by whipping
To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
To move to act; spur; incite:
Trigger is defined as to fire a gun or to start a series of events or emotions.
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To cause (the bowels) to evacuate
To cause to be enthusiastic:
To occasion, cause, or produce
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
The definition of galvanize is to inspire or stimulate someone to act, or to apply an electric current.
Foment is defined as to cause trouble, or to treat the skin with warm water or lotions.
(Physiology) Something that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in a cell, a tissue, or an organism. A stimulus can be internal or external. Sense organs, such as the ear, and sensory receptors, such as those in the skin, are sensitive to external stimuli such as sound and touch.
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
To dissuade is defined as to try to talk someone out of something or to convince someone not to do or believe something.
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
Damage; injury; harm
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
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