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

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. encourageverb


  2. encourageverb

    I encouraged him during his race.


  3. encourageverb

    We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.


  4. encourageverb

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


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. encourage

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

    deter, discourage, dissuade, dispirit

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

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

    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


  2. encourageverb

    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

    boost, advance, promote, further


  3. encourageverb

    spur on

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

    boost, advance, promote, further


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. encourageverb

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

  2. encourageverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. encourageverb

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

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  1. Barry Schwartz:

    Lower rates encourage people to invest, encourage businesses to make acquisitions, take on debt, expand their operations, the banks will benefit from more M&A, more stock listings, more bond and preferred share offerings, wealth management and ancillary services and loan demand.

  2. Warren Bennis:

    Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

  3. Margaret Hodge:

    Government must guard against quasi-monopoly suppliers becoming too important to fail, and encourage competition through, for example, splitting up contracts to encourage (smaller businesses) to bid for work.

  4. William Arthur Ward:

    Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.

  5. Pastor Brad McLean:

    Our priority as a church is to care for our families who have lost a loved one in this accident. There will be services being planned and prepared, i would encourage people to pray for the family of the driver of the other vehicle. That family is hurting. I would encourage you to show love and grace to them.

Translations for encourage

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  • التشجيع, شجعArabic
  • поощрявам, насърчавам, окуражавамBulgarian
  • povzbuditCzech
  • opmuntre, anbefaleDanish
  • empfehlen, ermutigenGerman
  • instigi, vigligi, subteni, kuraĝigiEsperanto
  • animar, recomendar, alentarSpanish
  • julgustama, õhutamaEstonian
  • rohkaista, kannustaaFinnish
  • encouragerFrench
  • spreagIrish
  • המליץ, ראה בחיוב, עודדHebrew
  • प्रोत्साहित करनाHindi
  • biztat, támogat, bátorít, buzdít, felbátorítHungarian
  • mendorongIndonesian
  • incoraggiareItalian
  • 勇気付けるJapanese
  • 격려Korean
  • incito, adhortor, excito, hortor, corrōborō, animoLatin
  • whakatītinaMāori
  • patroneren, bemoedigen, aanmoedigen, bevorderen, steunenDutch
  • oppmuntre, anbefaleNorwegian
  • dopingować, popierać, wspieraćPolish
  • encorajarPortuguese
  • însufleți, încurajaRomanian
  • воодушеви́ть, обо́дрить, воодушевля́ть, поощри́ть, ободря́ть, поощря́ть, поощрятьRussian
  • uppmuntraSwedish
  • ஊக்குவிக்கTamil
  • ప్రోత్సాహముTelugu
  • cesaretlendirmek, teşvik etmekTurkish
  • khuyến khíchVietnamese
  • 鼓勵Chinese

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