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Synonyms for goading

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

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She did not mean to flirt, but somehow "it flirted itself" and she could n't help it, for, once started, it was hard to stop, with Tom goading her on, and Sydney looking at her with that new interest in his eyes.
Clearly she saw the long wagon-train, the lean, gaunt men who walked before, the youths goading the lowing oxen that fell and were goaded to their feet to fall again.
Pa, I am sorry to say,' returned Miss Fanny, who had by this time succeeded in goading herself into a state of much ill-usage and grievance, which she was often at great pains to do: 'that I believe her to be a friend of that very objectionable and unpleasant person, who, with a total absence of all delicacy, which our experience might have led us to expect from him, insulted us and outraged our feelings in so public and wilful a manner on an occasion to which it is understood among us that we will not more pointedly allude.
He has to deal with other players goading him, he has to deal with it and we have got to hold his hand and help him through that," said Rowntree.
point and Mr Salim was goading the complainant saying, 'what are they going to do?
It looks as though the goading has had the desired effect (for the Tories
Manchester magistrate Vanessa Goldstone said: "There was a lot of goading on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
8 (Xinhua-ANI): A court in northwest China's Qinghai Province Friday sentenced a man to 13 years in jail for goading a monk to self-immolate and inciting split of the state.
I know before I picked the knife up he was goading me and belittling me and saying 'Come on big lad' and laughing at me.
His wife had been having an affair and was goading him.
Ms Stobbart said: "It was him goading me, not the other way round.