compelling (part of speech: verb)
driving, obliging, inciting, browbeating, dictating, mandating, coercing, hijacking, dragooning, intimidating, pressuring, goading, pushing, pressing, bullying, motivating, galvanizing, nagging, bulldozing, stressing, stimulating, propelling, urging, impelling, compelling, causing, daunting, sparking
motivating (part of speech: verb)
inducing, shooting, bumping, nudging, pitching, flinging, shoving, poking, instigating, hurling, energizing, triggering, lobbing, knocking, hastening, catapulting, jerking, inspiring, hurtling, encouraging, moving, enticing, fermenting, magnetizing, striking, jolting, firing, prodding, forcing, throwing, punching, ramming, thrusting, prompting, launching, heaving, jogging, provoking, slinging, jostling
- This letter having been read and approved by the finance minister was forthwith forwarded from Fontainebleau, where Marie de Medicis was then residing, to the King at Paris; but it was not without a struggle that the Queen had compelled herself to such an act of self- abnegation, and her courier was no sooner despatched than she complained in bitter terms to M. de Sully of the humiliations to which she was subjected by the infatuation of the monarch for Madame de Verneuil; declaring that she could never submit to look with favour or indulgence upon a woman who had the presumption to institute comparisons between herself and her sovereign; who was rearing her children with all the pretensions of Princes of the Blood Royal, and encouraging them in demonstrations of disrespect towards her own person; and who was, moreover, fomenting sedition, by encouraging the discontented nobles to manifestations of disloyalty to their monarch; while the King, blinded by his passion, made no effort to rebuke, or even to restrain, her impertinence. - "The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Julia Pardoe.
- If I should represent them as too little, I should have been charged with a design of fomenting the discontents of Ireland into actual rebellion. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- He did not disdain the low arts of a demagogue to gain the favor of the populace, and trusted to find his own account in fomenting a misunderstanding with Blasco Nunez. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.