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Goad vs. Instigate — What's the Difference?

Goad vs. Instigate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Goad and Instigate

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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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Instigate

To initiate or bring about, often by inciting
Instigate a public discussion of the issue.
Instigate an uprising.
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Goad

A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
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Instigate

To urge on; goad
Tried to instigate the people to revolt.
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Goad

An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
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Instigate

(transitive) to incite; to bring about by urging or encouraging
To instigate a riot
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Goad

To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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Instigate

(transitive) to goad or urge (a person) forward, especially to wicked actions; to provoke
To instigate someone to a crime
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Goad

A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
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Instigate

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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Goad

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

Provoke or stir up;
Incite a riot
Set off great unrest among the people
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Goad

To prod with a goad.
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Instigate

Serve as the inciting cause of;
She prompted me to call my relatives
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Goad

To encourage or stimulate.
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Goad

To incite or provoke.
Goading a boy to fight
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Goad

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.
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Goad

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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Goad

A pointed instrument used to prod into motion
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Goad

A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
The ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
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Goad

Give heart or courage to
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Goad

Urge with or as if with a goad
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Goad

Prod or urge as if with a log stick
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Goad

Goad or provoke,as by constant criticism;
He needled her with his sarcastic remarks
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