Impetus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪmpɪtəs|  American pronunciation of the word impetus
Brit.  |ˈɪmpɪtəs|  British pronunciation of the word impetus


- a force that moves something along (syn: drift, impulsion)
- the act of applying force suddenly (syn: impulse, impulsion)

Extra examples

His discoveries have given impetus to further research.

...the reward money should be sufficient impetus for someone to come forward with information about the robbery...

The stream retained sufficient impetus to carry a log to our shores.

The decision will give renewed impetus to the economic regeneration of our country.

There was no impetus to work harder.

The report may provide further impetus for reform.

The discovery gave fresh impetus to the research.

Huckelberry decided to use the owl's plight as the impetus to craft a comprehensive conservation plan.

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