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Synonyms for encourage
ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr-en·cour·age

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  1. encourageverb

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  2. encourageverb

    I encouraged him during his race.

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  3. encourageverb

    We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  4. encourageverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageverb

    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. encourageverb

    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

    Synonyms:
    boost, advance, promote, further

    Antonyms:
    discourage

  3. encourageverb

    spur on

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

    Synonyms:
    boost, advance, promote, further

    Antonyms:
    discourage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encourageverb

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

  2. encourageverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encourageverb

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

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How to use encourage in a sentence?

  1. Jim Heverin:

    Architecture should add to the drama of an event, by doing so, it can encourage repeat usage and positive association with the facility. Architecture can do this in many ways, from large gestures such as the overall design down to the small gestures, like the quality of its finishes.

  2. Isabel Longoria:

    It's my job, literally, to help voters, to advise them, to encourage them to vote.

  3. Stephen Diehl:

    We're not 'banning' or 'forbidding' anything. We've simply made a decision to stop selling these products in our own stores. Students — or faculty or staff for that matter — are still free to drink these beverages if they wish, and there are plenty of places in our town where they can be purchased. We just don't want to encourage or contribute to their consumption.

  4. Cyndi Zagieboylo:

    We encourage other companies to follow suit, creating a drug pricing trend that keeps patients first, the continually escalating prices of MS disease-modifying therapies are creating barriers to people with MS getting these life-changing medications.

  5. Agnes Velasquez:

    The governor should encourage people to take vaccines, to wear masks, to apply the [ Covid ] guidelines.


Translations for encourage

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  • شجع, التشجيعArabic
  • окуражавам, насърчавам, поощрявамBulgarian
  • povzbuditCzech
  • anbefale, opmuntreDanish
  • ermutigen, empfehlenGerman
  • instigi, kuraĝigi, subteni, vigligiEsperanto
  • animar, alentar, recomendarSpanish
  • õhutama, julgustamaEstonian
  • rohkaista, kannustaaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • spreagIrish
  • ראה בחיוב, המליץ, עודדHebrew
  • प्रोत्साहित करनाHindi
  • biztat, támogat, felbátorít, bátorít, buzdítHungarian
  • incoraggiareItalian
  • 勇気付けるJapanese
  • 격려Korean
  • adhortor, corrōborō, animo, hortor, excito, incitoLatin
  • whakatītinaMāori
  • bemoedigen, bevorderen, aanmoedigen, steunen, patronerenDutch
  • oppmuntre, anbefaleNorwegian
  • dopingować, popierać, wspieraćPolish
  • encorajarPortuguese
  • însufleți, încurajaRomanian
  • поощрять, воодушевля́ть, поощря́ть, ободря́ть, поощри́ть, обо́дрить, воодушеви́тьRussian
  • uppmuntraSwedish
  • ஊக்குவிக்கTamil
  • ప్రోత్సాహముTelugu
  • cesaretlendirmek, teşvik etmekTurkish
  • khuyến khíchVietnamese
  • 鼓勵Chinese

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