a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(verb)
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
give heart or courage to
urge with or as if with a goad
stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
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
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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.
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
The media frequently wants to goad people into wars, into gladiator fights, you know. ... And I'm certainly not going to get into that.
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.
Now think of the things which goad man into destroying man: they are hope, envy, hatred, fear and contempt.
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- anstacheln, StachelstockGerman
- ösztöke, ösztökélHungarian
- stimuleren, proveceren, aansporen, aanporren, aanmoedigen, aanzettenDutch
- prowadzić, wodzić, podpuszczaćPolish
- strămurare, îndemnaRomanian
- подгонять, стрекало, подстрекать, поощрять, прутRussian
- охрабрити, badalo, подстаћи, бадало, изазватиSerbo-Croatian
- sporra, eggaSwedish
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