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Synonyms for impetus
ˈɪm pɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drift, impetus, impulsion(noun)

    a force that moves something along

    Synonyms:
    trend, movement, heading, purport, impulsion, gallery, impulse, drift

  2. impulse, impulsion, impetus(noun)

    the act of applying force suddenly

    "the impulse knocked him over"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, momentum, urge, drift, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, impulse, pulsation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impetus(n.)

    Synonyms:
    momentum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impetus(n)

    Synonyms:
    momentum, force, impulse, incentive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    momentum, impulse, boost, stimulus, pulse, incentive, push, élan, thrust, drive, dynamic, dynamism, fillip, elk, motivation

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How to say impetus in sign language?

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How to use impetus in a sentence?

  1. Frances Cheung:

    Beyond the initial reaction, however, market will need a follow-up in terms of a trade deal for further impetus.

  2. Howard Rubel:

    They might as well use the impetus of (those contracts) to cut cost and offset the concessions they're being asked to make.

  3. Le Thi Thanh Hoa:

    It looks like the impetus has died off. doing business with the army is good because its prices are stable.

  4. Michael McCarthy:

    Sentiment towards the oil market remains negative but the lack of downward momentum in overnight trading has left bears a little nonplussed, we're looking for impetus to move down but the data released in the last 24 hours has been supportive of higher prices, not lower prices.

  5. Nic Eliades:

    All these things have made this feel like a 'climate spring' and have certainly driven more people to want to get involved, the UK's success has certainly inspired us and given us an impetus to move forward.


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