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Synonyms for encourage
ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage(verb)

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, supercharge, bring forward, come along, pass on, get along, win, elevate, kick upstairs, progress, advertize, come on, make headway, advance, upgrade, hike, hike up, gain, pull ahead, foster, promote, boost, go on, gain ground, raise, advertise, move on, get on, shape up, further, push, set ahead, march on, get ahead

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  2. encourage(verb)

    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

    Synonyms:
    boost, advance, promote, further

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  3. encourage(verb)

    spur on

    "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

    Synonyms:
    boost, advance, promote, further

    Antonyms:
    discourage

Wiktionary

  1. encourage(verb)

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  2. encourage(verb)

    I encouraged him during his race.

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  3. encourage(verb)

    We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  4. encourage(verb)

    The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed

    Antonyms:
    discourage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encourage

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encourage

    Synonyms:
    embolden, rally, enhearten, cheer, incite, stimulate, foster, cherish, promote, urge, impel, advance, countenance, forward, reassure, animate, inspirit, prompt, abet

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, dispirit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encourage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    embolden, inspirit, animate, enhearten, hearten, stimulate, cheer, incite, assure, reassure, comfort, console, buoy up

  2. encourage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    support, favor, countenance, further, advance, promote, foster, aid, help, abet, patronize, help forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encourage(v)

    Synonyms:
    enhearten, reassure, embolden, inspirit, stimulate, revive, rally, foment, countenance, incite

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How to use encourage in a sentence?

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    So our efforts now are devoted to providing their ground forces with the equipment, the training and to try to encourage their will to fight, so that our campaign enabling them can be successful both in defeating ISIL and keeping ISIL defeated in a sustained way.

  2. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister:

    Like any case at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office we want to bring closure to the families involved and the community. We are seeing greater interest in this case thanks to Tiger King and we encourage anyone who knows something to call 813-247-8200.

  3. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez:

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office family extends our sincere condolences to the family of Patricia Spivey as they mourn the loss of their loved one, while the facts of this specific case will be determined by a jury, I encourage all victims of domestic violence to seek assistance from law enforcement and others whom they trust.

  4. Kenny Bell:

    Terrorists and extremists use this kind of ideology to create discord, distrust and fear among our communities and we strive to counter this. I would encourage people to report hate crime to us and it will be taken seriously.

  5. Sean King Park Strategies:

    How can [Germany] be criticized for making things that people actually want to buy? And why encourage Germans to buy things they don't need with money they don't have?


Translations for encourage

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  • شجع, التشجيعArabic
  • насърчавам, окуражавам, поощрявамBulgarian
  • povzbuditCzech
  • anbefale, opmuntreDanish
  • ermutigen, empfehlenGerman
  • instigi, kuraĝigi, subteni, vigligiEsperanto
  • alentar, animar, recomendarSpanish
  • õhutama, julgustamaEstonian
  • rohkaista, kannustaaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • spreagIrish
  • ראה בחיוב, עודד, המליץHebrew
  • प्रोत्साहित करनाHindi
  • felbátorít, támogat, buzdít, bátorít, biztatHungarian
  • incoraggiareItalian
  • 勇気付けるJapanese
  • 격려Korean
  • corrōborō, excito, incito, adhortor, hortor, animoLatin
  • whakatītinaMāori
  • aanmoedigen, steunen, patroneren, bemoedigen, bevorderenDutch
  • oppmuntre, anbefaleNorwegian
  • dopingować, popierać, wspieraćPolish
  • encorajarPortuguese
  • încuraja, însuflețiRomanian
  • поощря́ть, ободря́ть, поощри́ть, обо́дрить, воодушеви́ть, воодушевля́ть, поощрятьRussian
  • uppmuntraSwedish
  • ஊக்குவிக்கTamil
  • ప్రోత్సాహముTelugu
  • teşvik etmek, cesaretlendirmekTurkish
  • khuyến khíchVietnamese

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