Synonyms for nudge

Synonyms for (noun) nudge

Synonyms: nudge, jog

Definition: a slight push or shake

Similar words: push, pushing

Definition: the act of applying force in order to move something away

Usage: he gave the door a hard push; the pushing is good exercise

Synonyms for (verb) nudge

Synonyms: nudge

Definition: push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Similar words: push, bear on

Definition: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

Usage: He pushed her to finish her doctorate


Synonyms: prod, poke at, nudge

Definition: to push against gently

Usage: She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"