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Synonyms for goad
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prod, goad(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    spur, prod, spurring, urging, prodding, goading

  2. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(verb)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

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

  3. spur, goad(verb)

    give heart or courage to

    Synonyms:
    needle, spur, prick

  4. goad(verb)

    urge with or as if with a goad

    Synonyms:
    needle, spur, prick

  5. goad, prick(verb)

    stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

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

  6. needle, goad(verb)

    goad or provoke,as by constant criticism

    "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

    Synonyms:
    needle, spur, prick

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. goad(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prick, point

  2. goad(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prick with a goad

  3. goad(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. goad(n)

    Synonyms:
    gad, prick, instigation, spur, stimulant

  2. goad(v)

    Synonyms:
    urge, incite

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How to use goad in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Lucretius:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

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


Translations for goad

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  • مهمازArabic
  • anstacheln, StachelstockGerman
  • aguijónSpanish
  • tutkainFinnish
  • למדהHebrew
  • ösztöke, ösztökélHungarian
  • stimulusLatin
  • whakaongaongaMāori
  • 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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