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noun as in bump

verb as in bump, elbow

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The revamped forms and text messages are examples of what behavioral scientists call nudges, relatively inexpensive behavior changers that stem from psychological research.

Such nudges are preferable to simply letting moderators decide after the fact which content gets deleted and which can stay.

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For instance, she speculated that the kind of cautionary nudges Nextdoor gives its users could also help make emails within companies kinder.

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At first, laser pulses simply couldn’t be made short enough to deliver a sufficiently rapid sequence of nudges.

They reached out to 800 households and gave half of them a series of nudges designed to encourage environmentally friendly behaviors.

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It was another of the nudge, nudge, wink, wink jokes that summed up the entire enterprise.

(Mulgrew could actually nudge out Chlumsky and land that sixth slot).

Crow married and says that midway through the Clinton presidency his wife began to nudge him to the left.

I returned to the back of the swing, and again, gave it a wee nudge.

And for a small—but not insignificant—number of people, pot can be the chemical nudge that causes them harm.

It was beyond human nature for the detective man not to nudge Stanton once in the ribs.

Then the spectators ranged along the wall would burst out laughing, nudge each other and stamp their feet on the floor.

Hildreth gave me a nudge and a merry look and it pleased me to see she still had her sense of humour left.

She gave her friend a nudge, and pointed in the direction of the sounds, and the two watched and listened.

Mrs. Roberts, without seeming to be aware of their presence, lost not a wriggle or a nudge.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nudge, such as: dig, jab, jog, poke, prod, and punch.

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