Part of speech:
Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
(Law) expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation.
Having the effect of an electric shock:
Penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression:
Providing or intended to convey inspiration.
The definition of provocative is something exciting, stimulating or erotic.
Penetrating, biting, or caustic:
Something that provokes.
Any drug, medicine, etc., as an amphetamine, caffeine, nicotine, or cocaine, that temporarily increases the activity of some vital process, organ, or system, esp. the nervous system
(Biology) To convert (certain biological compounds) into biologically active derivatives.
To put into motion or action; activate:
To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.
To supply an organ or a body part with nerves.
To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To give vigor to; fill with energy; enliven
To build or fuel (a fire).
To provide with, or affect as, a motive or motives; incite, impel, or encourage
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven:
To sharpen by rubbing or grinding (the edge of a knife or tool); hone
An encouraging or being encouraged
A prompting of something to be written or said
Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
Anything that stimulates or livens up; piquant element
The definition of impetus is the force that makes something happen or that makes a body move.
Something that prods; specif., a rod or pointed stick used in driving cattle
A provocation to action; a stimulus:
A buttress, as of masonry, or any similar structure
(Physiology) Something that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in a cell, a tissue, or an organism. A stimulus can be internal or external. Sense organs, such as the ear, and sensory receptors, such as those in the skin, are sensitive to external stimuli such as sound and touch.
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
A basis for an action or response; a reason:
Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result, especially:
Stimulating and invigorating:
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