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Synonyms for spurspɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(noun)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    Synonyms:
    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, importunity, urgency, urging, goad, acantha, spine, branch line, spur

  2. spur, spine, acantha(noun)

    any sharply pointed projection

    Synonyms:
    gad, prod, sticker, spikelet, goading, urging, prickle, pricker, spine, thorn, spurring, spinal column, spur, back, branch line, backbone, acantha, spur track, rachis, prodding, goad, vertebral column

  3. spur(noun)

    tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

    Synonyms:
    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, spine, urging, acantha, branch line, goad

  4. spur, gad(noun)

    a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

    Synonyms:
    generalized anxiety disorder, spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, spine, urging, acantha, branch line, goad, spur, anxiety reaction

  5. branch line, spur track, spur(verb)

    a railway line connected to a trunk line

    Synonyms:
    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, goad, gad, spine, urging, acantha, prodding, branch line, spur

  6. spur(verb)

    incite or stimulate

    Synonyms:
    goad

  7. spur, goad(verb)

    give heart or courage to

    Synonyms:
    needle, spur, goad, prick

  8. spur(verb)

    strike with a spur

    Synonyms:
    goad

  9. spur(verb)

    goad with spurs

    Synonyms:
    goad

  10. spur(verb)

    equip with spurs

    Synonyms:
    goad

Editors Contribution

  1. actuate

    anything that pushes someone or something forward

    her mother's motivational talk spurred her daughter to endure high school.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    goad, prick, point, rowel

  2. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incitement, stimulus, incentive, impulse, inducement, instigation, provocation, motive

  3. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    snag, point, knot, gnarl, knob, projection

  4. spur(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ergot, horn-seed, spurred rye

  5. spur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prick (with the spur)

  6. spur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, rouse, arouse, goad, induce, instigate, impel, urge forward, drive

  7. spur(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    prick, gallop, hasten, press forward, press on

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stimulate, epi, spike, encourage, talon, incentive, stimulus, galvanise, boost, ips


Translations for spur

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • esperonar, esperóCatalan, Valencian
  • ostruhaCzech
  • sporeDanish
  • Ansporn, Sporn, anspornenGerman
  • sprono, sproniEsperanto
  • estimular, espolear, extensión, espolón, espolonear, acicate, motivar, alcurnia, espuela, incentivo, animar, incitar, incentivar, prolongación, acicatear, conexiónSpanish
  • yllyttää, kannustin, kannustaa, kannusFinnish
  • éperon, éperonner, ergotFrench
  • sarkantyúHungarian
  • խթանArmenian
  • memacuIndonesian
  • incitare, incoraggiare, protuberanza, divaricazione, spronare, propaggini, sperone, sporgenza, diramazione, pungolare, sprono, montare gli speroni, instigare, stimolareItalian
  • 拍車をかける, 刺激, 行動, 拍車, 突くJapanese
  • kipa, taumutuMāori
  • taji, pacuMalay
  • spoor, aanmoedigen, bewegen, aansporenDutch
  • ostrogaPolish
  • espora, provocar, estimular, instigarPortuguese
  • îndemnaRomanian
  • корень, побуждать, стимул, пришпорить, подгонять, пришпоривать, отрог, шпораRussian
  • оструга, мамуза, ostruga, mamuzaSerbo-Croatian
  • sporra, sporreSwedish
  • mahmuzTurkish

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