To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
To poke or prod:
(--- Slang) To hit with the fist
To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
To push or poke gently, esp. with the elbow, in order to get the attention of, hint slyly, etc.
To provoke and urge on:
To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
To push roughly or hastily
To move by being pushed
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To move or inspire by suggestion
To stir the emotions:
To put into motion or activity; stir up
(Informal) To put pressure on; assail:
Trigger is defined as to fire a gun or to start a series of events or emotions.
To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To cause to be enthusiastic:
To cause by inciting; foment
To occasion, cause, or produce
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
The definition of impel is to force something to happen or to cause someone to do something.
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.
To go (on or along) in a steady, slow, heavy manner
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To dissuade is defined as to try to talk someone out of something or to convince someone not to do or believe something.
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
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