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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. Spenser Rapone:

    I would encourage all soldiers who have a conscience to lay down their arms and join me and so many others who are willing to stop serving the agents of imperialism and join us in a revolutionary movement!

  2. The Rees family:

    We are so thankful for the Secret Santa gift and the outpouring of love we have received from everyone over the past few days, we have been truly blessed. Wyatt’s job has supported him since his diagnosis and the doctors have been incredible. There are so many more people deserving of financial assistance this Christmas and we would encourage anyone who wishes to donate money to us to look for someone else in need. We hope to pay this kindness forward one day and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

  3. Meghan Farley:

    If a student does a good job in building a balanced list there is no need to apply to more than 8-10 schools( at the most), i encourage students to apply to two' reaches,' four' possibles' and two' likelies.'.

  4. David Hill:

    One reason not to encourage everyone to go out and get one is there's a higher likelihood of having falsely low readings in a normal population, then those people are going to be calling physicians or going into emergency rooms that are already busy for potentially something that's nothing.

  5. Mark Esper:

    I would obviously encourage that type of intel sharing to continue, it's key to us, i would ask them to both resolve this issue quickly and let's really focus on North Korea and China.

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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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