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encourages

see definition of encourages
  • verbstimulate spiritually
  • verbgive support; help
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Synonyms for encourages

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 encourages

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