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What is another word for driving force?

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Noun
Something, such as a quality or energy, that serves to instigate action or progress
“If greed was not the driving force behind his change of loyalties, what was?”
Noun
Someone (or something) that serves as a leader or prime mover
“The young minister was to become the driving force behind the movement for over a decade.”
Noun
Something or someone that is central to something
“Innovation must be the central driving force for any business that wants to grow and succeed in both the short and long terms.”
Noun
A highly motivated person, typically one that serves to instigate action, progress or achievement
“She was the driving force that pushed his intellect to grasp at all the revelations of the natural world.”
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Moving power
Noun
An agent or someone who has the power to control the outcome of something
Noun
The action of driving or pushing, typically forward or onward
Noun
A pin inserted through holes at the end of an axle, so as to secure a wheel
Noun
The underlying intentions or motives of a particular person or group
Noun
Something or someone that makes a process easier or faster
Noun
A person or thing that has an uplifting influence on one's intellect, emotion or creativity
Noun
A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
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Motivation or inclination
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Physical strength or force
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