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goads

noun
plural of goad

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something that arouses action or activity
  • the threat of skin cancer—not to mention the prospect of wrinkles—should be sufficient goad for using sunscreen

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goads

verb
present tense third-person singular of goad

Synonyms & Antonyms of goads (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
  • tried to goad me into auditioning for the play

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2 to urge or push forward with or as if with a pointed object
  • goading the horse forward into the stall

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“Goads.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/goads. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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