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Synonyms for spur
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spur

    Synonyms:
    incite, goad, instigate, impel, urge, stimulate

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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, goad, acantha, spine, branch line

  2. spur, spine, acanthanoun

    any sharply pointed projection

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    goad

  7. spur, goadverb

    give heart or courage to

    Synonyms:
    needle, goad, prick

  8. spurverb

    strike with a spur

    Synonyms:
    goad

  9. spurverb

    goad with spurs

    "the rider spurred his horse"

    Synonyms:
    goad

  10. spurverb

    equip with spurs

    "spur horses"

    Synonyms:
    goad

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. spurnoun

    Synonyms:
    goad, prick, point, rowel

  2. spurnoun

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

  3. spurnoun

    Synonyms:
    snag, point, knot, gnarl, knob, projection

  4. spurnoun

    Synonyms:
    ergot, horn-seed, spurred rye

  5. spurverb

    Synonyms:
    prick (with the spur)

  6. spurverb

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

  7. spurverb

    Synonyms:
    prick, gallop, hasten, press forward, press on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spurnoun

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

  2. spurverb

    Synonyms:
    goad, incite, urge, stimulate, instigate, impel

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How to use spur in a sentence?

  1. Phil Scott:

    It didn't take federal action to spur us into action and it's not going to be the federal government that's gong to determine when we take appropriate steps here in Vermont.

  2. Francis Quarles:

    Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.

  3. Jeffrey Sachs:

    We put this report out ... as a kind of spur, 'Remember these goals? You signed up to them. Here's where you are.'.

  4. Rob Harries:

    There's often lots of talk of a Pink Floyd exhibition maybe this will be a spur for it to happen.

  5. Marko Yang:

    The Chinese market is huge, there are many users and they have many demands, and solving their demands will result in many apps, products, and when this happens it will, from the periphery, create a core ecosystem, and the Chinese market will go on to spur the overseas market.

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Translations for spur

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  • esperonar, esperóCatalan, Valencian
  • ostruhaCzech
  • sporeDanish
  • Ansporn, Sporn, anspornenGerman
  • sprono, sproniEsperanto
  • estimular, espolear, extensión, espolón, espolonear, acicate, motivar, alcurnia, espuela, incentivo, animar, incitar, incentivar, prolongación, acicatear, conexiónSpanish
  • yllyttää, kannustin, kannustaa, kannusFinnish
  • éperon, éperonner, ergotFrench
  • sarkantyúHungarian
  • խթանArmenian
  • memacuIndonesian
  • incitare, incoraggiare, protuberanza, divaricazione, spronare, propaggini, sperone, sporgenza, diramazione, pungolare, sprono, montare gli speroni, instigare, stimolareItalian
  • 拍車をかける, 刺激, 行動, 拍車, 突くJapanese
  • kipa, taumutuMāori
  • taji, pacuMalay
  • spoor, aanmoedigen, bewegen, aansporenDutch
  • ostrogaPolish
  • espora, provocar, estimular, instigarPortuguese
  • îndemnaRomanian
  • корень, побуждать, стимул, пришпорить, подгонять, пришпоривать, отрог, шпораRussian
  • оструга, мамуза, ostruga, mamuzaSerbo-Croatian
  • sporra, sporreSwedish
  • mahmuzTurkish
  • تمباکو نوشیUrdu

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