Synonyms of goad in English:

goad


See definition of goad

noun

1‘he applied his goad energetically to the cattle's hindquarters’

SYNONYMS

prod, spiked stick, spike, staff, crook, pole, rod

Indian ankus

archaic prick

2‘the offer of economic help acted as a goad to political change’

SYNONYMS

stimulus, incentive, encouragement, stimulant, stimulation, inducement, fillip, impetus, impulse, spur, prod, prompt

incitement

motive, motivation

informal kick in the pants, kick up the backside, shot in the arm


verb

1‘the government was finally goaded into action’

SYNONYMS

provoke, spur, prick, sting, prod, egg on, hound, badger, incite, rouse, stir, move, stimulate, motivate, excite, inflame, fire up, work up, impel, pressure, pressurize, dragoon, prompt, induce, encourage, urge, inspire