Definition of launch :
1. The act of launching.
2. The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like.
3. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
4. To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship.
5. To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; - often with out.
6. To send out; to start ( one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to ( something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise.
7. To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
8. To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
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motivate (part of speech: verb)
inspire, energize, entice, bump, ferment, jolt, hurtle, nudge, hasten, induce, move, jerk, magnetize, jostle, poke, foment, trigger, motivate, strike, prompt, jog, stimulate, knock, shoot, force, punch, instigate, encourage, urge, provoke
propel (part of speech: verb)
flick, pelt, chuck, sling, drive, hurl, butt, precipitate, catapult, toss, bowl, heave, cant, cast, throw, push, fling, thrust, lob, project, goad, propel, impel, bunt, fire, compel, ram, shove, prod, pitch, shunt
- He told him to repair with all possible speed to his home- to launch his boat- to row it to the place he had described. - "Falkland, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- And didn't we launch our little girl, though? - "The Comings of Cousin Ann", Emma Speed Sampson.
- Nevertheless there was something in the quick movement of his strong brown hands, and the look of impulsive daring in his bright eyes, that hinted that he might be just the lad to launch his canoe on life's waters and paddle away in haste towards the lure of a rainbow gleam. - "The End of the Rainbow", Marian Keith.