To Goad. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To prick or drive with a goad.
- To incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to drive forward.
Is that temptation, that doth goad us on
To sin in loving virtue. Shakesp. Measure for Measure.
Goaded with most sharp occasions,
Which lay nice manners by, I put you to
The use of your own virtues. Shak. All's well that ends well.
Of all that breathes the various progeny,
Stung with delight, is goaded on by thee. Dryden's Lucret.