aggressively urge on; provoke; try to push someone into doing something
Trying to goad him into quitting, his enemies on the faculty began insulting him every day.
beard, gall, goad, incense, nettle, vex
appease, mollify, placate
goad tells you to "GO And Do [it] " goad. sounds like god. everyday when we pray. we always URGE to god, to give us courage to face all the hurdles and obstacles in life. GOAd. Just think of GOA. This itself is enough to URGE or STIMULATE you to go there