verb (used with object), prod·ded, prod·ding.
Origin of prod
Synonyms for prod
Related Words for proddedpress, nudge, prompt, propel, motivate, goad, remind, provoke, spur, stimulate, prick, crowd, shove, dig, drive, punch, push, jog, elbow, jab
Examples from the Web for prodded
Contemporary Examples of prodded
Ironically, when prodded, Banks gives me the same line that lover did—just listen to the song.The Mesmerizing Mystique of BANKS
October 8, 2014
The medical team literally poked and prodded the girls while they were in trances, seeing if physical pain could wake them.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?
April 20, 2014
Prodded, Benjamin admits that she keeps photos of Holmes in her wallet and on her bedroom wall.I Love James Holmes: An Admirer Opens Up About Her Crush
January 10, 2013
And prodded by McGettigan, the witness recounted the gifts of clothes and sports equipment Sandusky gave her young son.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Five: Sandusky’s Defense Flails
June 18, 2012
When prodded, Polanski proves a rather unreliable critic of his own films.In New Roman Polanski Documentary, An Odd Evasion of Rape Controversy
May 17, 2012
Historical Examples of prodded
I closed them again quickly as some one approached and prodded me with the toe of his boot.City of Endless Night
He gripped me, and prodded my side with the point of his knife blade.
He prodded the thing again and again with the hot electrode, and it did not move.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
The Seneschal started forward as if some one had prodded him suddenly.St. Martin's Summer
“Say,” he exclaimed suddenly, after the Boy had prodded him with a searching jibe.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
verb prods, prodding or prodded
Word Origin for prod
1530s, "to poke with a stick," of uncertain origin; possibly [Barnhart] a variant of brod, from Middle English brodden "to goad," from Old Norse broddr "shaft, spike" (see brad), or perhaps imitative [OED]. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding.
1787, "pointed instrument used in prodding;" 1802, "act of prodding;" from prod (v.).