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  • verbpoke at
  • verburge, incite

synonyms for prodding

  • nudge
  • press
  • crowd
  • dig
  • drive
  • elbow
  • goose
  • jab
  • jog
  • prick
  • punch
  • push
  • shove
  • prompt
  • propel
  • motivate
  • goad
  • remind
  • provoke
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • sound
  • impel
  • prick
  • crowd
  • exhort
  • move
  • excite
  • pique
  • trigger
  • push
  • spark
  • rouse
  • instigate
  • egg on
  • turn on
  • goose
  • sic
  • jog memory
  • stir up

antonyms for prodding

MOST RELEVANT
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • pull
  • repress
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How to use prodding in a sentence

In the brightening dawn Richard saw the pursuer prodding with a cimeter-point to add to the spur sting.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Something had come right down into his hole and was prodding him.
THE TALE OF CHIRPY CRICKETARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
He saw the fields and heard the sharp cries of the coaches prodding on the players.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
Noticing Tharn was awake, the man lowered the spear point with which he had been prodding the captive.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
He held it away from Mayo's eager reach and investigated still more with prodding fingers.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
I imagine you sometimes wish you could give them a little prodding in the right direction, he said.
THEY ALSO SERVEDONALD E. WESTLAKE
And then away they would go at it, prodding at each other's bellies until somebody's flesh swallowed a foot of steel.
THE O'RUDDYSTEPHEN CRANE
He went on prodding away with a serious countenance, evidently under the impression that he had me hard put to it.
THE O'RUDDYSTEPHEN CRANE
They try to reform Society as an old lady might try to restore a broken down locomotive by prodding it with a knitting needle.
A TREATISE ON PARENTS AND CHILDRENGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
She crossed back to the stove and in an absolute silence fell to prodding with a fork beneath steaming lids.
ONCE TO EVERY MANLARRY EVANS
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