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encourage

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  • verbstimulate spiritually
  • verbgive support; help
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Synonyms for encourage

verb stimulate spiritually
  • 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

Antonyms for encourage

  • 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
  • uninspire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to encourage

abet

verb. assist, help in wrongdoing
  • advocate
  • back
  • condone
  • egg on
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • goad
  • incite
  • instigate
  • prod
  • promote
  • provoke
  • sanction
  • spur
  • support
  • urge

advance

verb. promote or propose an idea
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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