What is another word for goading?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈə͡ʊdɪŋ] (IPA)

Goading is a verb that means to provoke or incite someone to do something. Synonyms for goading include urging, pressuring, egging on, coaxing, encouraging, prompting, prodding, spurring, motivating, and inspiring. Each of these words suggests a slightly different approach to getting someone to take action. Urge implies a strong desire for action, while egging on suggests the use of playful teasing or mockery to get someone to act. Coaxing implies gentle persuasion, while prompting suggests a more directive approach, like telling someone what to do. Whatever the synonym used, goading involves pushing someone out of their comfort zone towards taking action.

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Usage examples for Goading

To reach the end of my journey became the haunting, ever-present goading thought of my wakeful existence.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Lass went without any flicking with a switch, or mirthful goading of hard young heels that afternoon.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
Pearse afterwards confessed that this and other articles contributed by him at this time to Irish Freedom were written "with the deliberate intention by argument, invective, and satire, of goading those who shared my political views to commit themselves definitely to an armed movement."
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry

Famous quotes with Goading

  • Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  • When too many people, either ignorantly or intentionally, but happily going in the wrong direction; anyone with a positive reflection & good intention goading them to do introspection for the course correction or the right selection of the partner, is most likely to be branded by a few or most of them to be a NEGATIVE person.
    Anuj Somany
  • The Living Waters Web site reveals Comfort to be obsessed with goading atheists, specifically Richard Dawkins, who is featured in almost as many of the site’s videos as Comfort is and whom Comfort has challenged to a public debate.
    Ray Comfort
  • It must be worth a life of toil and care,— Worth those dark chains the wearied one must bear Who toils up fortune's steep,—all that can wring The worn-out bosom with lone-suffering,— Worth restlessness, oppression, goading fears, And long-deferred hopes of many years,— To reach again that little quiet spot, So well loved once, and never quite forgot;— To trace again the steps of infancy, And catch their freshness from their memory!
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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