Definition of goad:
nettle, stimulus, cock up, motivation, disincentive, antagonize, frustrate, blunt instrument, infuriate, gad, spur, annoy, cudgel, evil, stimulant, prick up, tease, urging, goading, cloud, excite, anger, irritate, needle, incitement, instigation, arouse, deterrent, incitation, prod, whip, prick, spur track, impetus, acantha, kiss of death, madden, bullwhip, yeast, branch line, prickle, rowel, boost, blow, spine, club, importunity, momentum, prodding, cosh, boomerang, urgency, inspirit, battering ram, deterrence, bite, drive someone mad, hammer blow, knobkierie, crime, sting, bother, animate, spurring, twinge, provocation, brass knuckles, encouragement, incentive.
- compel (part of speech: verb)
- propel (part of speech: verb)
motivate (part of speech: verb)
- "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
Drifts are opened in its coal seams, to which iron tracks shoot away from the main line; in the woods is seen the gleam of the engineer's level, is heard the rattle of heavily- laden wagons on the newly- made roads; tents are pitched, uncouth shanties have sprung up, great stables, boarding- houses, stores, workshops; the miner, the blacksmith, the mason, the carpenter have arrived; households have been set up in temporary barracks, children are already there who need a school, women who must have a church and society; the stagnation has given place to excitement, money has flowed in, and everywhere are the hum of industry and the swish of the goad of American life.- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.