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  • verbstimulate spiritually
  • verbgive support; help

synonyms for encourage

  • boost
  • buoy
  • embolden
  • hearten
  • inspire
  • reassure
  • restore
  • spur
  • strengthen
  • animate
  • applaud
  • brighten
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • console
  • energize
  • enliven
  • excite
  • exhilarate
  • fortify
  • galvanize
  • gladden
  • goad
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • instigate
  • praise
  • prick
  • push
  • rally
  • refresh
  • revitalize
  • revivify
  • rouse
  • steel
  • stir
  • sway
  • buck up
  • cheer up
  • enhearten
  • give shot in arm
  • prop up
  • psych up
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antonyms for encourage

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  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dissuade
  • hurt
  • agitate
  • annoy
  • bore
  • calm
  • deaden
  • depress
  • deter
  • dull
  • leave alone
  • repress
  • sadden
  • tire
  • trouble
  • upset
  • weaken
  • block
  • confuse
  • dampen
  • deject
  • dispirit
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How to use encourage in a sentence

In addition to mitigating AI harms, the goal of the principles is to encourage the development of AI systems that could improve children’s growth and well-being.
WHY KIDS NEED SPECIAL PROTECTION FROM AI’S INFLUENCEKAREN HAOSEPTEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Those who live off campus but may need to come to campus are encouraged to go to a health clinic for free testing if they show any symptoms.
EVEN THE MOST CAUTIOUS SCHOOLS ARE SEEING OUTBREAKSSY MUKHERJEESEPTEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
Group culture, too, can encourage certain types of content — including content that violates Facebook’s rules — and admins are often willing participants in that.
FACEBOOK TRIES TO CLEAN UP GROUPS WITH NEW POLICIESSARAH PEREZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Staff offices would remain open, Schutzenhofer said, but employees were encouraged to work from home.
TRUMP’S BUSINESSES CHARGED SECRET SERVICE MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION, INCLUDING FOR ROOMS IN CLUB SHUTTERED FOR PANDEMICDAVID FAHRENTHOLD, JOSH DAWSEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Those industries are doing what they can to encourage people to spend like they might have without a pandemic.
ZOOM PARTIES, THROWING CANDY: HOW HALLOWEEN MIGHT HAPPEN DURING COVID-19ALEXANDRA OSSOLASEPTEMBER 17, 2020QUARTZ
The president has also suggested that if Americans vote by mail, they should also attempt to vote in person, prompting criticism that he was encouraging the public to illegally vote twice.
TRUMP CONTRADICTS CDC DIRECTOR ON VACCINE; BIDEN SAYS AMERICANS SHOULDN’T TRUST TRUMPCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Registration is $30 and participants are encouraged to run anywhere they feel safe.
D.C. FALL CALENDAR FILLED WITH VIRTUAL EVENTSSTEPH PURIFOYSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Voting warsThird-party candidates lost a string of legal challenges over the past week, encouraging Democrats who saw them as threats to winning some key states — something Republicans didn't really dispute, as they helped the challengers.
THE TRAILER: THE FIRST STATE GOES LASTDAVID WEIGELSEPTEMBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Employees can — and are encouraged to — call some pretty big shots on their own.
WHAT IF YOUR COMPANY HAD NO RULES? (BONUS EPISODE)MARIA KONNIKOVASEPTEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Masks are still required and seating is limited so reservations are encouraged.
CALENDAR: SEPT. 11-17PHILIP VAN SLOOTENSEPTEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
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WORDS RELATED TO ENCOURAGE

  • advocate
  • back
  • condone
  • egg on
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • goad
  • incite
  • instigate
  • prod
  • promote
  • provoke
  • sanction
  • spur
  • support
  • urge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.