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  1. spur

    incite, goad, instigate, impel, urge, stimulate

    rein, inhibit, hold, discourage, deter, dissuade, restrain, temper, moderate

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  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurringnoun

    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, goad, acantha, spine, branch line

  2. spur, spine, acanthanoun

    any sharply pointed projection

    gad, prod, sticker, spikelet, goading, urging, prickle, pricker, spine, thorn, spurring, spinal column, back, branch line, backbone, acantha, spur track, rachis, prodding, goad, vertebral column

  3. spurnoun

    tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

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

  4. spur, gadnoun

    a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

    "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

    generalized anxiety disorder, spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, spine, urging, acantha, branch line, goad, anxiety reaction

  5. branch line, spur track, spurverb

    a railway line connected to a trunk line

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

  6. spurverb

    incite or stimulate

    "The Academy was formed to spur research"


  7. spur, goadverb

    give heart or courage to

    needle, goad, prick

  8. spurverb

    strike with a spur


  9. spurverb

    goad with spurs

    "the rider spurred his horse"


  10. spurverb

    equip with spurs

    "spur horses"


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  1. actuate

    anything that pushes someone or something forward

    her mother's motivational talk spurred her daughter to endure high school.

    Submitted by rinat on June 1, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. spurnoun

    goad, prick, point, rowel

  2. spurnoun

    incitement, stimulus, incentive, impulse, inducement, instigation, provocation, motive

  3. spurnoun

    snag, point, knot, gnarl, knob, projection

  4. spurnoun

    ergot, horn-seed, spurred rye

  5. spurverb

    prick (with the spur)

  6. spurverb

    stimulate, incite, rouse, arouse, goad, induce, instigate, impel, urge forward, drive

  7. spurverb

    prick, gallop, hasten, press forward, press on

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  1. spurnoun

    rowel, goad, prick, snag, projection, incitement, stimulus, goad, incentive, instigation, impetus, provocation, spine (on a cock's leg)

  2. spurverb

    goad, incite, urge, stimulate, instigate, impel

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "spur":

    stimulate, epi, spike, encourage, talon, incentive, stimulus, galvanise, boost, ips

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  1. Liu Haiying:

    The central bank needs more monetary easing measures to spur growth.

  2. Monica Arango:

    Her reality should spur a serious debate as to the risks to health and life such abortion laws have.

  3. Dag Hammarskjld:

    Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

  4. John Locke:

    Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.

  5. David Hume:

    Avarice, the spur of industry.

Translations for spur

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  • esperonar, esperóCatalan, Valencian
  • ostruhaCzech
  • sporeDanish
  • Sporn, anspornen, AnspornGerman
  • sproni, spronoEsperanto
  • prolongación, conexión, espolonear, acicate, incentivar, incitar, motivar, alcurnia, espuela, incentivo, animar, espolear, espolón, acicatear, extensión, estimularSpanish
  • kannustaa, yllyttää, kannustin, kannusFinnish
  • éperon, éperonner, ergotFrench
  • sarkantyúHungarian
  • խթանArmenian
  • memacuIndonesian
  • sprono, diramazione, stimolare, incitare, pungolare, sporgenza, montare gli speroni, incoraggiare, sperone, instigare, propaggini, protuberanza, spronare, divaricazioneItalian
  • 拍車をかける, 行動, 刺激, 突く, 拍車Japanese
  • kipa, taumutuMāori
  • taji, pacuMalay
  • aansporen, bewegen, spoor, aanmoedigenDutch
  • ostrogaPolish
  • estimular, provocar, espora, instigarPortuguese
  • îndemnaRomanian
  • подгонять, шпора, корень, побуждать, стимул, пришпорить, отрог, пришпориватьRussian
  • mamuza, оструга, мамуза, ostrugaSerbo-Croatian
  • sporre, sporraSwedish
  • mahmuzTurkish
  • تمباکو نوشیUrdu

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. ulterior
    • B. overt
    • C. surface
    • D. overhead

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