On the use of “on” within “he goaded her on to more daring revelations”

According to the ODE, to goad means:

provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.

Yet, I find it quite difficult to understand its meaning within:

He goaded her on to more daring revelations.

Does this sentence mean:

He provoked (goaded) her with more daring revelations.

? if so, is the “on” above unnecessary?

Answer

He goaded her on to more daring revelations.

That implies there had already been revelations and these ones would be additional ones.

to spur on, to goad on [to more things] to additional [noun]

Now, goading can be carried out many ways:

He goaded me with sweets when he knew I shouldn’t be eating them.

The method can be “with x”.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Norbert , Answer Author : Lambie

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