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Synonyms of goad

Noun


1. prod, goad, device

usage: a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

2. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, encouragement

usage: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Verb


1. spur, goad, encourage

usage: give heart or courage to

2. goad, prod, incite, egg on

usage: urge with or as if with a goad

3. goad, prick, stab, jab

usage: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

4. needle, goad, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke

usage: goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

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