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Goad vs. Instigate

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Goadnoun

A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.

Instigateverb

(transitive) to incite; to bring about by urging or encouraging

‘to instigate a riot’;

Goadnoun

(figurative) That which goads or incites; a stimulus.

Instigateverb

(transitive) to goad or urge (a person) forward, especially to wicked actions; to provoke

‘to instigate someone to a crime’;

Goadverb

To prod with a goad.

Instigateverb

To goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; - used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as, to instigate one to a crime.

‘He hath only instigated his blackest agents to the very extent of their malignity.’;

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Goadverb

To encourage or stimulate.

Instigateverb

provoke or stir up;

‘incite a riot’; ‘set off great unrest among the people’;

Goadverb

To incite or provoke.

‘goading a boy to fight’;

Instigateverb

serve as the inciting cause of;

‘She prompted me to call my relatives’;

Goadnoun

A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.

‘The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.’;

Goadverb

To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.

‘That temptation that doth goad us on.’;

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Goadnoun

a pointed instrument used to prod into motion

Goadnoun

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;

‘the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves’;

Goadverb

give heart or courage to

Goadverb

urge with or as if with a goad

Goadverb

prod or urge as if with a log stick

Goadverb

goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;

‘He needled her with his sarcastic remarks’;

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Goad

The goad is a traditional farming implement, used to spur or guide livestock, usually oxen, which are pulling a plough or a cart; used also to round up cattle. It is a type of long stick with a pointed end, also known as the cattle prod.

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