considerable, great, powerful, strong, tremendous
main, major
immediate, initial, original
fresh, new, renewed

Each new revelation added fresh impetus to the campaign.

added, extra, further

His disappointment in the championships provided the necessary impetus to give everything for this final race.

add, give sb/sth, lend sth, provide (sb/sth with)

The riots lent impetus to attempts to improve conditions for prisoners.

gain, receive

The movement is steadily gaining impetus.


With the death of its founder, the campaign lost much of its impetus.

come from sth

Much of the impetus for change came from customers' opinions.

impetus behind sb/sth

The main impetus behind the move west was to find gold and other minerals.

impetus for

the impetus for arms control agreements

impetus towards/toward

the impetus towards/toward urban development

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