To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
To spark a response, especially a negative emotional response, in (someone)
To cause to move or shift, especially slightly or with irregular motion:
To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
To increase sharply.
To come forth as or like sparks
To urge on; impel; press
To cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
To move or inspire by suggestion
(Basketball) To employ a press.
To sew or do similar work with a needle.
To cause (the bowels) to evacuate
To cause to be enthusiastic:
To cause by inciting; foment
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
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.
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To urge, press, or bring to a point or state.
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
The definition of arouse is to awake.
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To occasion, cause, or produce
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
To cause to become more active:
Stimulus is something that causes a reaction, especially interest, excitement or energy.
Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
A light blow or tap given in this way
The definition of a snag is something sharp that sticks out or a loop of thread that pokes out of a knitted garment.
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
The spinal column; backbone
A stimulus or an incentive:
Motivation is defined as the reasons why you are doing something, or the level of desire you have to do something.
The definition of an inducement is a bribe or something that persuades someone to do something.
Incentive is defined as something that encourages someone to do something or work harder.
The definition of an impulse is a strong urge or unexplainable urge.
That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.
Provocation is defined as something that gets someone to act, especially out of irritation.
The definition of a projection is something that is shown on a screen at a distance, or something that sticks out, or a future estimate or prediction made from current information, or when you assume that someone has the same emotions or feelings that you do.
To disapprove is defined as to disagree with or be against something, or to express the fact that you are against something instead of in favor of it.
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.
The definition of a hindrance is an obstacle or something that inhibits or delays some desired action.
Find another word for spurs. In this page you can discover 55 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for spurs, like: startles, goads, urges, triggers, stirs, stimulates, spikes, sparks, pushes, provokes and propels.