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I think it's good for parents to be supportive, to motivate, and to somewhat nudge their kids because the majority of kids will want to quit something when it gets hard - that's just their nature. Children will normally take the easier road.
Dominique Dawes

Meaning of "nudge" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NUDGE

Perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic nugga to push.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NUDGE

nudge  [nʌdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NUDGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nudge is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb nudge in English.

WHAT DOES NUDGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of nudge in the English dictionary

The first definition of nudge in the dictionary is to push or poke gently, esp with the elbow, to get attention; jog. Other definition of nudge is to push slowly or lightly. Nudge is also to give a gentle reminder or encouragement.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO NUDGE

PRESENT

Present
I nudge
you nudge
he/she/it nudges
we nudge
you nudge
they nudge
Present continuous
I am nudging
you are nudging
he/she/it is nudging
we are nudging
you are nudging
they are nudging
Present perfect
I have nudged
you have nudged
he/she/it has nudged
we have nudged
you have nudged
they have nudged
Present perfect continuous
I have been nudging
you have been nudging
he/she/it has been nudging
we have been nudging
you have been nudging
they have been nudging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I nudged
you nudged
he/she/it nudged
we nudged
you nudged
they nudged
Past continuous
I was nudging
you were nudging
he/she/it was nudging
we were nudging
you were nudging
they were nudging
Past perfect
I had nudged
you had nudged
he/she/it had nudged
we had nudged
you had nudged
they had nudged
Past perfect continuous
I had been nudging
you had been nudging
he/she/it had been nudging
we had been nudging
you had been nudging
they had been nudging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will nudge
you will nudge
he/she/it will nudge
we will nudge
you will nudge
they will nudge
Future continuous
I will be nudging
you will be nudging
he/she/it will be nudging
we will be nudging
you will be nudging
they will be nudging
Future perfect
I will have nudged
you will have nudged
he/she/it will have nudged
we will have nudged
you will have nudged
they will have nudged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been nudging
you will have been nudging
he/she/it will have been nudging
we will have been nudging
you will have been nudging
they will have been nudging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would nudge
you would nudge
he/she/it would nudge
we would nudge
you would nudge
they would nudge
Conditional continuous
I would be nudging
you would be nudging
he/she/it would be nudging
we would be nudging
you would be nudging
they would be nudging
Conditional perfect
I would have nudge
you would have nudge
he/she/it would have nudge
we would have nudge
you would have nudge
they would have nudge
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been nudging
you would have been nudging
he/she/it would have been nudging
we would have been nudging
you would have been nudging
they would have been nudging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you nudge
we let´s nudge
you nudge
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to nudge
Past participle
nudged
Present Participle
nudging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NUDGE


adjudge
əˈdʒʌdʒ
begrudge
bɪˈɡrʌdʒ
bouge
bʌdʒ
budge
bʌdʒ
drudge
drʌdʒ
fudge
fʌdʒ
grudge
ɡrʌdʒ
judge
dʒʌdʒ
kludge
klʌdʒ
misjudge
ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ
mudge
mʌdʒ
prejudge
priːˈdʒʌdʒ
pudge
pʌdʒ
rejudge
riːˈdʒʌdʒ
sludge
slʌdʒ
smudge
smʌdʒ
trudge
trʌdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NUDGE

nudation
nuddy
nude
nudely
nudeness
nudger
nudibranch
nudibranchiate
nudicaudate
nudicaul
nudicaulous
nudie
nudism
nudist
nudist camp
nudist colony
nudities
nudity
nudnik
nudum pactum

WORDS THAT END LIKE NUDGE

activated sludge
assistant judge
besmudge
bludge
circuit judge
district court judge
elections judge
foot fault judge
forejudge
forjudge
hanging judge
High Court judge
inky smudge
line judge
side judge
sitting judge
snudge
touch judge
trial judge

Synonyms and antonyms of nudge in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NUDGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nudge» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nudge
bump · coax · dig · elbow · encouragement · influence · jog · persuade · poke · prod · prompt · prompting · push · shove · spur · touch · urge

Translation of «nudge» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NUDGE

Find out the translation of nudge to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nudge from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nudge» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 轻推
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar un codazo a
570 millions of speakers

English

nudge
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उकसावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دفعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

толчок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acotovelar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

nudeness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner un petit coup de coude à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekasaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anstoßen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひじでそっと突く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

팔꿈치로 슬쩍 찌르다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nudeness
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thúc bằng khuỷu tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nudeness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नग्नता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nudeness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare una gomitatina a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szturchać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поштовх
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghiont
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ώθηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

struikel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knuff
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nudge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nudge

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NUDGE»

The term «nudge» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.586 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NUDGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nudge

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9 QUOTES WITH «NUDGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nudge.
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Dan Buettner
Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement. They don't use power tools, they do their own yard work, they grow a garden.
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Pete Carroll
Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.
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Dominique Dawes
I think it's good for parents to be supportive, to motivate, and to somewhat nudge their kids because the majority of kids will want to quit something when it gets hard - that's just their nature. Children will normally take the easier road.
4
Jack Dee
I had a longing for ritual, something I could cling to, a routine to make me feel well and contented. I hoped that reading Bible commentaries and theological critiques would nudge me closer to some kind of absolute that I could hold up as a torch to light my way.
5
Carl Hiaasen
Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject.
6
Carol Leifer
I'm always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you're not a nudge - you're just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I'm not afraid of 'no,' and that's way different than 'I won't take no for an answer.'
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David J. C. MacKay
Fridges can be modified to nudge their internal thermostats up and down just a little in response to the main's frequency in such a way that, without ever jeopardising the temperature of your butter, they tend to take power at times that help the grid.
8
Aubrey McClendon
Would people cheat on climate science? Sure. Because all it is a model into which there are 2,000 variables, and if I want this outcome, I nudge that one up a little and down a little bit ,and there you go.
9
Barbara Park
I'm so lazy as far as liking to get up, go to the office in my pajamas, get dressed about noon. And I hate flying. So I have this really laid-back, good lifestyle, and it's hard to nudge me out of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NUDGE»

Discover the use of nudge in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nudge and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, ...
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein, 2009
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Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Thaler and Sunstein offer a groundbreaking discussion of how to apply the science of choice to nudge people toward decisions that can improve their lives without restricting their freedom of choice.
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein, 2008
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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
Nudge offers a unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging, provocative and important books you will ever read.
Richard H Thaler, Cass R Sunstein, 2012
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Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There
Evangelism is about reaching out to others. Really? You think? Brace yourself. In Nudge, author Leonard Sweet sets out to revolutionize our understanding of evangelism.
Leonard Sweet, 2010
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Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!
Monty Python and Philosophy follows the same hit format as the other titles in this popular series and explains all the philosophical concepts discussed in laymen’s terms.
Gary Hardcastle, George Reisch, William Irwin, 2013
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Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think: Experimenting with Ways to ...
Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Behaviour Peter John, Sarah Cotterill, Liz Richardson, Alice Moseley, Gerry Stoker, Corinne Wales, Graham Smith, Hanhua Liu, Hisako Nomura. some aspects of their bounded rationality. If bounded ...
Peter John, Sarah Cotterill, Liz Richardson, 2013
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#ENDURANCE Tweet Book01: A Little Nudge to Keep You Going
Jarie helps us realize that the secret to success is to endure until you can't endure anymore. This wonderful new book teaches readers to be motivated to fix firmly on their goals and build the confidence to achieve them.
Jarie Bolander, 2012
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Nudge Blue: A Rifleman's Chronicle of World War II
If you have an interest in what war was like to a 20-year-old in the Infantry, Nudge Blue comes close to describing that experience. The combat portion of this story was written directly from notes accumulated during the actual fighting.
Donald E. Lavender, 1997
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When Memories Nudge You Softly: A Compilation of Articles ...
"As we grow older, we all wander back in time.
John P. Gawlak, 2011
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Hope Notes: 52 Meditations to Nudge Your World
Each of these 52 brief meditations on hope begins with a quote, a graphic symbol of hope, a few sentences of interpretation of that symbol, and then the meditation. Includes space after each meditation for journaling.
Wayne Willis, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NUDGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nudge is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nudge Theory: How you can use it at work
“We're influenced by countless small signals that nudge us in one direction or another, often without any deep intent behind the nudges”. «City A.M., Jul 15»
2
Nudge, Nudge: A man and his dog go on a diet
Nudge, Nudge: A man and his dog go on a diet. Adrian Chamberlain / Times Colonist July 24, 2015 06:00 AM. Email; Print. • Times Colonist •. «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
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Giving bankers sweets makes them donate more, Nudge Unit …
The research was published in a free report, published yesterday by the Behavioural Insights Team, known as the Nudge Unit, a social purpose ... «Civil Society Media, Jul 15»
4
National Institutes of Health Program Hopes to Nudge Senior …
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a program that is designed to ease the way for senior scientists towards a life of retirement. «Financialbuzz.com, Jul 15»
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Stocks nudge higher
U.S. markets are higher this morning after Amazon and Starbucks posted strong earnings. The S&P 500 is up 0.06% today, and the Dow is also ... «Market Intelligence Center, Jul 15»
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The rise of nudge – the unit helping politicians to fathom human …
David Halpern's behavioural insights team, or 'nudge unit', has proved how mighty the pen can be, through its use of text messages, reworded ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Cars, trucks nudge retail sales up 1.0 per cent in May
THE CANADIAN PRESS@. OTTAWA -- Shoppers buying new cars and trucks helped boost retail sales in May by 1.0 per cent to $43 billion in ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Quinton de Kock fined for nudge as South Africa tempers flare …
Quinton de Kock, the South Africa wicketkeeper, has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for nudging Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh opening ... «The Times, Jul 15»
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Bangladesh nudge ahead in opening Test
South Africa made a sedate start to their second-innings after conceding a 78-run first innings lead to a spirited Bangladesh on day three of the ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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MySQUAR shares nudge higher as it breaches one million user …
MySQUAR (LON:MYSQ), the Myanmar-focused social media specialist, has knocked down a key milestone - it now has over one million users. «Proactive Investors UK, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nudge [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nudge>. Feb 2020 ».
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