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Synonyms for impetus

a force that moves something along

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the act of applying force suddenly

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De hecho, se podria decir que Dios, cuando creo el mundo, movio como le plugo cada una de las orbitas celestes, imprimiendo en ellas un impetus, que desde entonces las mantiene en movimiento; de suerte que no hay necesidad de que Dios las mueva ulteriormente, sino por medio del influjo general, semejante al que El, por medio de su concurso, proporciona a todas las acciones que se producen.
Theme Four: Evidenced-Based Learning Curve The psychological impetus to adopt new evidence-based approaches to prevention does not grow simply out of the request for proposals, rather the two institutions in this case study described their campus efforts as having grown out of an existing knowledge and desire to use emerging evidence of efficacy in their campus efforts.
The impetus for the revisions, corrections, updates, and new ideas for U-Publish.com have been channeled directly from needs of the readers and past features of U-Publish.com on the nationally syndicated "Ask Heloise" radio program.
The company's research and development efforts have focused on the testing of various proprietary raw materials with the impetus to develop environmentally friendly and operator-friendly products that will meet OSHA and EPA requirements for reducing hazardous VOC emissions in the workplace.
Forward displacement of moving targets was less (a) when launchers appeared than when launchers vanished, and (b) when targets moved in the direction of implied impetus than when targets moved in a direction orthogonal to implied impetus.
The impetus for this move into entertainment came largely from Argentina's economic crisis.
According to the government's House of Councillors, the impetus for the current legislation to institute daylight savings time is to combat global warming--not to improve on the lifestyle matters that have motivated King.
The impetus came in early 2003, when a former school teacher, Wayne Nadeau, sought office for the National Education Association.
I might add that NATO's decision to assume important new security roles, such as in Afghanistan, gives credibility and impetus to achieving this longer-term vision of a NATO that is relevant to the 21st century security environment.
Change is inevitable, but sometimes situations provide more impetus to change than others.
And it has been the impetus for a thorough reexamining of the client-auditor relationship.
South Korea should maintain the impetus of its ''sunshine policy'' of engagement and reconciliation toward North Korea, British Prime Minister Tony Blair told South Korean President Kim Dae Jung in talks Tuesday.
May's 1856 account of and commentary on Margaret Garner's murder of her young daughter (the historical moment that serves as the impetus for the novel).
This anniversary generated the impetus for an exhibition on Rescued Armenian Treasures from Cl/ida at the Museum of Art at Moritzburg Castle in Halle, Germany.
According to Debbie Young, president, the impetus behind the new venture is to allow Windham's patio furniture business to become vertically integrated and allow the firm to control the source of castings as well as casting quality.