To thrust, shove, or drive (up, down, in, out, etc.)
Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
To impart motion or activity to:
To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
To change posture or position; stir:
The definition of actuate is the act of putting something into motion.
To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
The definition of activate means to start something.
(--- Basketball) To move with the ball directly through:
To move off or along by an act of pushing, as with an oar or pole used in a boat; sometimes with off.
To put a poke on.
(Slang) To steal or rob, especially by shoplifting or pickpocketing.
To extend, or push, with a boom or pole.
To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
To gain by the use of force or coercion:
To cause to be enthusiastic:
To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To put into motion or activity; stir up
To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.
To give inspiration
(Sports) To raise or lift a weight in a press.
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
To cause to take place or occur:
To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action:
In a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
To stop for a while; linger
To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
To treat by fomentation:
To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur
To be affected by inflammation.
Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
To anger, irritate, or annoy
To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
To assemble, prepare, or put into active service:
To pass over or through:
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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