Spur synonyms

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To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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(Archaic) To spur or urge on; goad; incite
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To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
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To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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To move by being pushed
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A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
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Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
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A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.
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The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness.
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The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.
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(Emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.
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A sharp-toothed wheel inserted into the end of the shank of a spur.
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An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
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Something that has an impact or an effect on an organism so that its behavior is modified in a detectable way.
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To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
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A substance that starts or speeds up a chemical reaction while undergoing no permanent change itself. The enzymes in saliva, for example, are catalysts in digestion.
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To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
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To apply an electric current to
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To rouse, stir up or excite.
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To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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(Intransitive) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
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To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.
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To lay stress upon, emphasize
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To prod is to encourage someone to do something, or to poke at someone with your finger, foot or other pointed object.
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To move to act; spur; incite:
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Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
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To give rise to; bring about:
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A narrow, elongated zone of relatively high atmospheric pressure associated with an area of peak anticyclonic circulation.
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To serve as the activating or animating influence of or in; stir up; activate
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(--- Sports) To hit (a volleyball) in a spike.
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To cause to make a quick involuntary movement or start.
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To cause to be interested or engaged:
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To move, shake, agitate, etc., esp. slightly
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To initiate (an action); set off
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To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
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Something that discourages; a deterrent.
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The act of hindering:
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The definition of a curb is a concrete border that creates a gutter along a street.
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To discourage is defined as to try to get someone not to do something.
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
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Something that encourages
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Anything that stimulates or livens up; piquant element
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(Physiol.) The progressive wave of excitation over a muscle or nerve fiber, which causes or inhibits activity in the body
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(Advertising) a research rating that measures how the rational and emotional elements of a commercial affect consumer intention to consider, visit, or buy something.
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Something that promotes activity, interest, or enthusiasm.
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A pushing or goading toward action.
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A person, device or substance that stimulates.
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(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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To put into motion or activity; stir up
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To be affected by inflammation.
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To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
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Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.
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(Idiomatic) To make angry.
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(Idiomatic) To start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.
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To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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(Rail transport) A secondary railroad route or one subsidiary to a railroad's main lines.
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A short track connected with the main track of a railroad
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(Person, proper) Jacob's seventh son, whose mother was Zilpah: Gen. 30:11
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The act by which somebody is goaded.
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The act of giving a prod.
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a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
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a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
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A sharp process of bone
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A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.
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