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  • nounincitement, stimulus
  • verbincite, prompt

synonyms for spur

  • activation
  • actuation
  • catalyst
  • excitant
  • goad
  • goose
  • impetus
  • impulse
  • incentive
  • incitation
  • inducement
  • motivation
  • motive
  • needle
  • prick
  • stimulant
  • trigger
  • turnon
  • urge
See also synonyms for: spurs
  • arouse
  • drive
  • propel
  • push
  • spark
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trigger
  • animate
  • awaken
  • countenance
  • exhort
  • favor
  • goad
  • goose
  • impel
  • instigate
  • press
  • prick
  • prod
  • rally
  • rouse
  • sic
  • urge
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • key up
  • put up to
  • turn on
  • work up
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antonyms for spur

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  • block
  • deterrent
  • discouragement
  • hindrance
  • prevention
  • curb
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We can use that data to make on the spur, in-context decisions and give them the right kind of offer or channel.
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Executives facing massive technology shifts in their business have two choices—bet the company on the next era, or collect cash in a shrinking industry before hanging up their spurs.
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Some of the visuals capture an issue we worked on extensively, while others capture spur–of–the–moment breaking news that we did not expect.
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It’s also possible that Freeman is simply healthier this year after having surgery last fall to remove bone spurs in his elbow.
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Most of the time, users write such reviews on the spur of the moment, after having a short unpleasant episode with your product or your staff.
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A mosquito siphons blood with a needle that has jagged spurs on its surface.
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A short distance off was another ridge or spur of the mountain, widening out into almost a plateau.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
But one battalion was isolated on a spur, from which there seemed no way of escape save under a scorching flank fire.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Quentin Gray regarded the story of Kazmah as a very poor lie devised on the spur of the moment.
DOPESAX ROHMER
That lady turned her back upon him, and betook herself on the spur of the moment to Maude's room, determined to "have it out."
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO SPUR

  • advocate
  • back
  • condone
  • egg on
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • goad
  • incite
  • instigate
  • prod
  • promote
  • provoke
  • sanction
  • spur
  • support
  • urge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.