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Synonyms for spur
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(noun)

    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, acantha(noun)

    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. spur(noun)

    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, gad(noun)

    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, spur(verb)

    a railway line connected to a trunk line

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

  6. spur(verb)

    incite or stimulate

    "The Academy was formed to spur research"

    Synonyms:
    goad

  7. spur, goad(verb)

    give heart or courage to

    Synonyms:
    needle, goad, prick

  8. spur(verb)

    strike with a spur

    Synonyms:
    goad

  9. spur(verb)

    goad with spurs

    "the rider spurred his horse"

    Synonyms:
    goad

  10. spur(verb)

    equip with spurs

    "spur horses"

    Synonyms:
    goad

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

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. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    goad, prick, point, rowel

  2. spur(n.)

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

  3. spur(n.)

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

  4. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ergot, horn-seed, spurred rye

  5. spur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prick (with the spur)

  6. spur(v. a.)

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

  7. spur(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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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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