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prod

 
 
pronunciation:
prad
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prodded, prodding, prods
definition 1: to poke with, or as though with, a pointed rod or instrument.
synonyms:
goad, jab, poke, stick
similar words:
dig, drive, hustle, impel, needle, prick, probe, propel, push, shove
definition 2: to incite to action as though by poking; goad.
The reporter prodded the mayor to answer.
synonyms:
goad, impel, incite, prompt
similar words:
actuate, arouse, egg on, excite, hound, instigate, motivate, needle, provoke, push, rouse, spur, stimulate, stir, urge
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any pointed instrument used for prodding.
synonyms:
goad, poker
similar words:
rowel, spur, stick
definition 2: something that acts to incite or goad; stimulus.
synonyms:
fillip, goad, spur, stimulus
similar words:
impetus, instigation, jab, prompt, provocation, shove, urge
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derivation: prodder (n.)