One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he applied his goad energetically to the cattle's hindquarters’
prod, spiked stick, spike, staff, crook, pole, rod
2‘the offer of economic help acted as a goad to political change’
stimulus, incentive, encouragement, stimulant, stimulation, inducement, fillip, impetus, impulse, spur, prod, prompt
informal kick in the pants, kick up the backside, shot in the arm
1‘the government was finally goaded into action’
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
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