To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.
To incite, sanction, or help, esp. in wrongdoing
Push is defined as to press, force or urge a person or thing to move or go away.
To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
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 give support to; foster:
To arouse or incite:
To exert or have influence on; have an effect on the nature, behavior, development, action, or thought of
The definition of initiate is to cause something to begin or to introduce someone to some subject, topic or group.
To provide with, or affect as, a motive or motives; incite, impel, or encourage
The definition of needle is to annoy someone by nagging or criticizing, or to pierce something as if pricked by a long thin piece of metal.
To plan the action of (a story, etc.)
To prod is to encourage someone to do something, or to poke at someone with your finger, foot or other pointed object.
To anger, irritate, or annoy
To incite or stimulate:
To prevent the starting, advent, etc. of; preclude
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.
Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
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