encourage[ en-kur-ij, -kuhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF encourage
Synonyms for encourage
- buck up
- cheer up
- give shot in arm
- prop up
- psych up
Antonyms for encourage
- leave alone
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENCOURAGE
I should think Hester would have more sense than to encourage a boy in his position.
We should encourage the establishment of American steamship lines.
We hope he may depend upon that: we encourage him to think he may.
I beg you will encourage the militia and engage them to continue their exertions.
To sympathize with people like that was only to encourage them!
It's the first night, so we must all be there to encourage old Benderson.
Same tone as if trying his best to encourage the witness in his statements.
He stepped up to Mary Ann's bed, and tried to encourage her, as that was his way.
It was Provost, my first professor, who had come to encourage me.
He would not encourage them in their vulgarity; they should have nothing from him that was not literature.