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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prod, goadnoun

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

    spur, prod, spurring, urging, prodding, goading

  2. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurringverb

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, importunity, urgency, urging, acantha, spine, branch line, spur

  3. spur, goadverb

    give heart or courage to

    needle, spur, prick

  4. goadverb

    urge with or as if with a goad

    needle, spur, prick

  5. goad, prickverb

    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

    sting, prick, prick up, prickle, needle, twinge, spur, bite, cock up

  6. needle, goadverb

    goad or provoke,as by constant criticism

    "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

    needle, spur, prick

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Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. incite

    goad means to urge on so therefore is a synonym of incite.

    the child will goad his mother to buy him the toy.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. goadnoun

    prick, point

  2. goadverb

    prick with a goad

  3. goadverb

    incite, stimulate, instigate, urge, impel, spur, arouse, stir up, set on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. goadnoun

    gad, prick, instigation, spur, stimulant

  2. goadverb

    urge, incite

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  1. Jim Harper:

    They’re going to make a great show of force in order to goad states into complying, if the TSA was to turn people away at the airport, people visiting grandmothers at Easter, there’d be a great show of anger, all aimed at the TSA.

  2. Armstrong Williams:

    The media frequently wants to goad people into wars, into gladiator fights, you know. ... And I'm certainly not going to get into that.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Now think of the things which goad man into destroying man: they are hope, envy, hatred, fear and contempt.

  4. The Adelaide University-educated Hempton:

    You can goad him and he makes his positions bigger, that is even better to trade against. It's not a personal obsession - it's a way of making money.

  5. Lucretius:

    Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

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