how to pronounce goad


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goad is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of goad in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are trying to goad the police into …”

meanings of goad


  1. To encourage or stimulate.
  2. To incite or provoke.
  3. To prod with a goad.


  1. That which goads or incites; a stimulus.
  2. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.


  1. A surname​.

goad frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word goad occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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