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That would put a real crimp in the dating seminars of a man who actively encourages abusive behavior toward women.

This hardly seems to be an atmosphere that encourages a sexual assault victim to follow through with an allegation.

A study that encourages us to pretend is one that showed that black kids, when asked whether they value school, say they do.

The irony in it, today, is that it encourages Jews from countries like France to immigrate into Israel, thus making it stronger.

“The trust of the Leader is our greatest asset and encourages us,” he tweeted.

A pension encourages earlier retirement from work, quickens promotion, and vitalises the whole service.

It encourages me to observe that last month you devoted a week to prayer in the place of an address.

He encourages literature, art, and music, and makes Paris so beautiful that its citizens are justified in their pride.

"Well, that's the way she encourages me: it's meat and drink to me," Nick went on.

It condemns the speaker and the whole system which advances and encourages such narrow and vicious methods.


On this page you'll find 159 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encourages, such as: restore, inspire, strengthen, boost, embolden, and reassure.

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