Synonyms and Antonyms of prod
to urge or push forward with or as if with a pointed object
- The boy kept prodding the sheep with a staff to get them to move along faster.
chuck, jab, jog, knock, nudge, poke
bore, drill, perforate, pierce, prick, punch, puncture, stab, stick
drive, hale, propel
to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
- A public outcry eventually prodded the politicians into action.
drive, propel, spur, stimulate
hurry, hustle, push, rush
adjure, beseech, implore, importune
blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle
high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure
foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up)