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  • 81goad — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. prick, stab, prod, poke, spur; urge, egg [on], incite, impel, drive, needle (inf.). See cause. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prod, urge, prick, prompt, spur, drive, rowel, whip, press, push, impel, force,… …

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  • 82impel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. drive, push, urge; force, constrain; incite, compel, induce. See impulse, motion. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To urge or force] Syn. induce, instigate, animate, compel; see drive 1 , force 1 , motivate …

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  • 83move — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. transport, impel, actuate, incite, arouse, influence, propose; stir, act; remove. See cause, excitement, offer. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. motility, transit, progress; see movement 1 , 2 . • get a move… …

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  • 84prod — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. shove, goad, prick, spur, poke, jab; motivate, impel, instigate, incite. See impulse. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. provoke, crowd, shove; see push 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. poke, jab, shove …

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  • 85prompt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. incite, induce, motivate; actuate; remind, suggest, mention. See information, memory, cause, influence. adj. immediate, ready, punctual, unretarded; alert, quick, active; instant, instantaneous;… …

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  • 86spur — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spine; rowel; incentive, goad, stimulus; projection, headland, siding. See sharpness, cause. v. t. goad, incite. See cause. spur of the moment II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. goad, prick, impel; see drive 1 …

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  • 87stimulate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. excite, rouse, animate, stir, spur, invigorate, exhilarate. See excitement, cause, refreshment, strength. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. arouse, excite, spur, incite; see animate 1 , excite 1 , incite .… …

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  • 88urge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. solicit, plead, importune, advocate, exhort, incite, instigate; press, push. n. impulse, desire, ambition. See necessity, request, cause. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To present favorably] Syn. favor,… …

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  • 89excite — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To stir one mentally] Syn. stimulate, inflame, arouse, anger, delight, exhilarate, move, pique, infuriate, madden, stir, stir up, fire, fire up, fire the blood, stir the blood, give one a turn, convulse, electrify, galvanize …

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  • 90distinct — [14] Etymologically, distinct is the past participle of distinguish. It comes from distraught 170 distinctus, past participle of Latin distinguere ‘separate, discriminate’ (source, via the present stem of Old French distinguer, of English… …

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  • 91stick — ‘piece of wood’ [OE] and stick ‘fix, adhere’ [OE] come from the same Germanic source: the base *stik , *stek , *stak ‘pierce, prick, be sharp’ (which also produced English attach, stake, stitch, stockade, and stoke). This in turn went back to the …

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  • 92excite — mid 14c., to move, stir up, instigate, from O.Fr. esciter (12c.) or directly from L. excitare rouse, call out, summon forth, produce, frequentative of exciere call forth, instigate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + ciere set in motion, call (see… …

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  • 93provoke — v. a. 1. Excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, awaken, incite, move, kindle, inflame, animate, instigate, impel, stir up, work up, induce. 2. Exasperate, incense, enrage, chafe, vex, aggravate, anger, irritate, exacerbate, nettle, offend, affront,… …

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  • 94incite — incite, instigate, abet, foment are comparable when they mean to spur on to action or to excite into activity. Incite stresses stirring up and urging on; frequently it implies active prompting {the riot was incited by paid agitators} {it was just …

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  • 95lead — I v 1. guide, conduct, marshal, usher, escort, convoy; take the lead, lead the way. See lead(def.8). 2. precede, antecede, come or go before, come first, go ahead of, go in advance; rate, rank, outrank, have precedence, have priority. 3.… …

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  • 96set — v 1. put, place, position, move into position; situate, locate, localize, plant, mount; deposit, reposit, lay down, plump, rest; land, bring down, bring in, set down; park, station, stick; lodge, quarter; slap, tuck, slip, insert; implant,… …

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  • 97подговаривать — ПОДГОВАРИВАТЬ1, несов. (сов. подговорить), кого что. Общаясь с кем л. секретно, тайными уговорами клонить (склонить) к чему л., к какому л. поступку; Син.: подстрекать (подстрекнуть) [impf. to put up (to), incite (to), instigate (to)]. Синцов,… …

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  • 98stir — I. /stɜ / (say ster) verb (stirred, stirring) –verb (t) 1. to move or agitate (a liquid, or any matter in separate particles or pieces) so as to change the relative position of component parts, as by passing an implement continuously or… …

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  • 99encourage — [v1] stimulate spiritually animate, applaud, boost, brighten, buck up*, buoy, cheer, cheer up, comfort, console, embolden, energize, enhearten, enliven, excite, exhilarate, fortify, galvanize, give shot in arm*, gladden, goad, hearten, incite,… …

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  • 100incite — /insayt/ To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as, to incite a riot. Also, generally, in criminal law to instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with …

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