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impetus

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈɪm.pɪ.təs/  us   /-pə.t̬əs/
something that encourages a particular activity or makes that activity more energetic or effective: The recent publicity surrounding homelessness has given (a) fresh impetus to the cause.
Translations of “impetus”
in Arabic دافِع…
in Korean 자극…
in Malaysian dorongan…
in French force d’impulsion…
in Turkish teşvik, dürtü, şevk…
in Italian impulso, carica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推動,促進,刺激…
in Russian толчок, импульс, движущая сила…
in Polish bodziec, rozpęd…
in Vietnamese động lực…
in Spanish ímpetu…
in Portuguese energia, impulso…
in Thai แรงกระตุ้น…
in German der Antrieb…
in Catalan ímpetu…
in Japanese 推進力…
in Indonesian daya pendorong, dorongan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推动,促进,刺激…
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