to prod sb into action aiguillonner qn
→ armaments companies who prod the defence ministry into action
to prod sb into doing sth pousser qn à faire qch
→ This question is designed to prod students into examining the idea.
→ The children always needed prodding into tidying up their rooms.
to prod sb to do sth pousser qn à faire qch
→ Kenya's experience suggests that a nation needs a combination of catalysts to prod couples to have fewer children.
→ President Bush had gently prodded Israel to accept terms for a Middle East peace conference.