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Synonyms for prodding

Noun

1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, encouragement
usage: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Verb

1. nudge, poke at, prod, push, force
usage: to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
2. prod, incite, egg on
usage: urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
3. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, thrust
usage: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
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