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synonyms for impetus

  • catalyst
  • impulse
  • incentive
  • momentum
  • motivation
  • stimulant
  • energy
  • goad
  • impulsion
  • incitation
  • incitement
  • power
  • pressure
  • push
  • spur
  • urge
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antonyms for impetus

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  • block
  • discouragement
  • check
  • hindrance
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The Super Bowl is the country’s largest sports-betting event of the year, and Sunday’s big game may provide another impetus for states to try to cash in on gambling revenue.
SPORTS GAMBLING COULD BE THE PANDEMIC’S BIGGEST WINNERJONATHAN D. COHENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Yes, reducing a ski’s weight can make turning a bit easier and less tiring, which was the original impetus behind this whole trend.
THESE NEW SKIS HAVE GONE TOO FARKIMBERLY BEEKMANFEBRUARY 4, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The disparities in treatment were an impetus for a heated debate on hyper-opulent fine dining and contributed to the downfall of Le Cirque.
INDIAN AMERICANS: THE NEW VOICES BRINGING DIVERSITY TO FOOD WRITINGSHAAN MERCHANTJANUARY 7, 2021OZY
A pandemic which has lasted the better part of a year has, naturally, taken a toll on our collective mental health, so the impetus to gather with friends and loved ones is understandable this holiday season.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE: 5 WAYS TO DRAMATICALLY LOWER YOUR COVID THANKSGIVING RISKSY MUKHERJEENOVEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
Without a financial impetus to change their practices, Aral argues, these platforms will never fully commit to policing themselves.
TECH VETERANS SAY PRESSURE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA USERS IS KEY TO SHIFT BUSINESS MODELS AND SAVE SOCIETYBRETT HAENSELOCTOBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
AI may provide the necessary impetus to finally address this issue.
IT’S TIME TO RETHINK THE LEGAL TREATMENT OF ROBOTSEMILY LUONGOCTOBER 22, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
I believe the experiments of Steinberg are going to be an impetus for more theory.
QUANTUM TUNNELS SHOW HOW PARTICLES CAN BREAK THE SPEED OF LIGHTNATALIE WOLCHOVEROCTOBER 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
She hoped it would be “enough impetus” for lawmakers to agree on change and fund it adequately next session, she said.
MAINE HIRES LAWYERS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO DEFEND POOR RESIDENTS. THE GOVERNOR WANTS REFORM.BY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOROCTOBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
This was a lesson Rachel Mooreland learned the hard way and was part of the impetus of her decision to leave her little Chicago studio for the sake of more space and a better location.
SO YOU NEED TO MOVE?EUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 11, 2020OZY
It aids conversation by occasionally interrupting it for a short period, to be renewed with a new impetus.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPETUS

  • advancement
  • headway
  • impetus
  • motion
  • progress
  • progression
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