goad


goad
I noun catalyst, encouragement, fillip, impetus, incentive, incitement, inducement, instigation, lash, pique, pressure, prick, prod, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, thorn, tickler II verb abet, agitate, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, bring pressure to bear on, browbeat, constrain, discompose, egg on, exhort, foment, harass, hector, hustle, impel, incite, inflame, instigate, invite a quarrel, irritate, jab, lash, motivate, needle, nudge, pique, poke, press, pressure, push, prod, prompt, propel, shove, spur, stimulate, sting, stir up, taunt, tease, torment, urge, vex, whip, worry III index abet, agitate (activate), badger, bait (harass), bait (lure), browbeat, catalyst, constrain (compel), discompose, exhort, foment, harass, hector, impetus, incentive, incite, inducement, motivate, pique, pressure, prompt, provocation, stimulate, stimulus, urge

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  • Goad — Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Goaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Goading}.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate. [1913 Webster] That temptation that doth goad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goad — Goad, n. [AS. g[=a]d; perh. akin to AS. g[=a]r a dart, and E. gore. See {Gore}, v. t.] A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates. [1913 Webster] The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goad on — ˌgoad ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they goad on he/she/it goads on present participle goading on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • goad — n spur, incentive, inducement, *motive, spring, impulse Analogous words: impelling or impulsion, driving or drive (see corresponding verbs at MOVE): urge, lust, passion, *desire Antonyms: curb goad vb *urge, egg, exhort, spur, prod, prick, sic… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • goad — goad·man; goad; …   English syllables

  • goad — [n] stimulus catalyst, compulsion, desire, drive, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, irritation, lash, lust, motivation, passion, pressure, prod, spur, urge, whip, zeal; concepts 20,661 Ant. deterrent, discouragement …   New thesaurus

  • goad — ► NOUN 1) a spiked stick used for driving cattle. 2) a thing that stimulates someone into action. ► VERB 1) provoke to action. 2) urge on with a goad. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • goad — [gōd] n. [ME gode < OE gad, akin to Langobardic gaida, javelin < IE base * ĝhei , to throw > Sans hinvati, (he) hurls] 1. a sharp pointed stick used in driving oxen 2. any driving impulse; spur vt. to drive with or as with a goad; prod… …   English World dictionary

  • goad — (n.) O.E. gad point, spearhead, arrowhead, from P.Gmc. *gaido (Cf. Lombardic gaida spear ), from PIE *ghei (Cf. Skt. hetih missile, projectile, himsati he injures; Avestan zaena weapon; Gk. khaios shepherd s staff; O.E …   Etymology dictionary

  • Goad — For other uses, see Goad (disambiguation). Egyptian goddess Neith bearing her war goddess symbols, the crossed arrows and shield on her head, the ankh and the Egyptian goad …   Wikipedia


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