Synonyms for Prod:

n.

crate, dip, dairy, crook, cattle prod, brand, corral, cow town, touch. pique, galvanize, jar, work up, cause, inflame, touch off, shoulder, excite, strain, thrust aside. fillip, stimulant, Stimulator, nourishment, persuasion, encouragement. impulse (noun)
bump, nudge, jolt, jog, motivation, impulse, knock, jerk, strike, momentum, poke, punch, shot.
motivation (noun)
incentive, energy, stimulation, incitement, inducement, impetus, lure, instigation, provocation, stimulus.
prod (noun)
goading, egg on, goad, spur, spurring, nudge, poke at, poke, urging, dig, jab, prodding, stab, incite.
provoke (noun)
crowd.

v.

motivate (verb)
force, motivate, encourage, foment, provoke, prompt, ferment, entice, induce, hurtle, instigate, urge, trigger, inspire, jostle, stimulate, magnetize, hasten, move, energize, shoot.
poke at (verb)
drive, nudge, jog, jab, push, crowd, dig, shove, punch.
propel (verb)
drive, pitch, compel, chuck, impel, pelt, precipitate, lob, push, fling, shunt, propel, cant, project, thrust, butt, launch, goad, sling, hurl, bowl, fire, cast, flick, throw, catapult, ram, shove, bunt, toss, heave.
urge, incite (verb)
impel, excite, goad, provoke, spur, move, prompt, pique, trigger, egg on, motivate, propel, stimulate, instigate.

Other synonyms:

persuade, prevail on, thrust aside, urge on, Stimulator, corral. nourishment, stimulant, convince. fillip, galvanize, persuasion, pique, excite. encouragement, inflame. jar. shoulder, strain.