Impetus synonyms

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The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
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The act of impelling or the condition of being impelled:
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(Soccer) someone connected with Tottenham Hotspur FC, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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(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
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An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
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The act of driving:
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A vector quantity that expresses the relation of the velocity of a body, wave, field, or other physical system, to its energy. The direction of the momentum of a single object indicates the direction of its motion. Momentum is a conserved quantity (it remains constant unless acted upon by an outside force), and is related by Noether's theorem to translational invariance . In classical mechanics, momentum is defined as mass times velocity. The theory of Special Relativity uses the concept of relativistic mass . The momentum of photons, which are massless, is equal to their energy divided by the speed of light. In quantum mechanics, momentum more generally refers to a mathematical operator applied to the wave equation describing a physical system and corresponding to an observable ; solutions to the equation using this operator provide the vector quantity traditionally called momentum. In all of these applications, momentum is sometimes called linear momentum.
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A provocation to action; a stimulus:
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One that encourages.
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Something that excites or stimulates.
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(Law) An explanatory introduction in a pleading
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The act or process of motivating:
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Any drug, medicine, etc., as an amphetamine, caffeine, nicotine, or cocaine, that temporarily increases the activity of some vital process, organ, or system, esp. the nervous system
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Something that causes and encourages a given response
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A person, device or substance that stimulates.
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A person or thing acting as the stimulus in bringing about or hastening a result
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An electrical signal traveling along the axon of a neuron. Nerve impulses excite or inhibit activity in other neurons or in the tissues of the body, such as muscles and glands.
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A pointed object used to prod:
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A heap of snow, sand, etc. piled up by the wind
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