goad


goad

verb

Definition of GOAD

1
to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action <tried to goad me into auditioning for the play>
Synonyms egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, nudge, press, prod, prompt
2
to urge or push forward with or as if with a pointed object <goading the horse forward into the stall>
Synonyms dig, goad, spur

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