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To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
  3. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
To invigorate or seem to invigorate, as by an alcoholic drink
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  1. To invigorate or seem to invigorate, as by an alcoholic drink
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To cause to progress or advance:
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  1. To cause to progress or advance:
  2. To cause or persuade (to act, do, say, speak, etc.); prompt
  3. To cause to function:
To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
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  1. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
  2. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
  3. (Genetics) To cause an increase in the transcription of the RNA of (a gene).
(Comput.) To request a response from (a user) with a prompt
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  1. (Comput.) To request a response from (a user) with a prompt
  2. 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
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
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  1. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  2. To become aroused
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To make more keen; stimulate:
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  1. To make more keen; stimulate:
  2. To sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of a knife or tool); hone
  3. To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
  3. To cause by inciting; foment
To illuminate or cause to resemble fire, as in color:
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  1. To illuminate or cause to resemble fire, as in color:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. To cause to burn; ignite or set fire to:
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To stir to action or feeling:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
To put into motion or action; activate:
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  1. To put into motion or action; activate:
  2. To cause to take action:
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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  1. To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
  2. To bring about or compel by authority or force:
  3. To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
To initiate (an action); set off
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  1. To initiate (an action); set off
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
(Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To put into motion or activity; stir up
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
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  1. To apply an electric current to
  2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
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  1. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To cause by inciting; foment
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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  1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
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
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  1. 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
  2. To move to act; spur; incite:
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
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  1. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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To give life to; fill with life:
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  1. To give life to; fill with life:
  2. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  3. To give motion to; put into action
To encourage with cheers:
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  1. To encourage with cheers:
  2. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
  3. To urge on or encourage by cheers
To foster boldness or courage in.
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  1. To foster boldness or courage in.
  2. To give courage to; cause to be bold or bolder
  3. To encourage, inspire, or motivate.
  1. To foster, give help or patronage
  2. To give support to; foster:
  3. To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
  3. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
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  1. To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
  2. To strengthen or hearten; give impetus or vigour
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