What is another word for encourage?220 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ɛnkˈʌɹɪd͡ʒ], [ ɛnkˈʌɹɪdʒ], [ ɛ_n_k_ˈʌ_ɹ_ɪ_dʒ]
Table of ContentsSimilar words for encourage:
- advise (verb)
- aid (verb)
- cheer (verb)
- facilitate (verb)
- give support; help (verb)
- intensify (verb)
- motivate (verb)
- stimulate spiritually (verb)
- other synonyms
- back up
- egg on
Definition for Encourage:
- To give courage to or increase confidence of success; to inspire with courage, spirit, or strength of mind; to incite or stimulate.
Synonyms for Encourage:
- perk up.
- smile upon,
- go for,
- back up,
- pat on the back,
Paraphrases for Encourage:
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Proper noun, singular
Noun, singular or mass
Verb, base form
Verb, past tense
Nurtured, Created, Helped, helping, focused, started, Urged, fostered, facilitated, Promoting, foster, Promoted, promotion.
Verb, gerund or present participle
Engendering, contributing, Generating, motivating, Arousing, Bolstering, challenging, Sustaining, bringing, Cultivating, Fomenting, triggering, inducing, favoring, pushing, causing, spurring, Persuading, Instigating, inviting, Advocating, Recruiting, helping, cheering, enlisting, rewarding, prompting, instilling, guiding, Procuring, catalyzing, Mobilizing, nourishing, emphasizing, Aiming, pressing, catalysing, targeting, upgrading, retaining, practicing, Eliciting, fuelling, Fanning, directing, Influencing, Abetting, Soliciting, Aiding, drawing, calling, keeping, hooking, getting, Promoting, foster.
Verb, non-3rd person singular present
are, motivate, inspire, contribute, instigate, recommend, endorse, push, generate, boost, help, discourage, call, ask, suggest, allow, benefit.
Verb, 3rd person singular present
enhances, contributes, motivates, inspires, furthers, attracts, benefits, advocates, demonstrates, instigates, helps, favors, procures, emphasizes, aims, allows, offers, Drives, aids, plans, takes, builds, fosters, makes, foster.
Verb, base form
groups, Urged, links, lay, induce, motivate, inspire, incentivize, contribute, persuade, foster, engender, galvanise, invigorate, energize, animate, propel, provoke, cheer, instigate, convince, sustain, recommend, endorse, empower, Catalyse, arouse, push, generate, trigger, accelerate, boost, help, discourage, pursue, achieve, call, calls, spark, forge, ask, tempt, compel, reinvigorate, underpin, broaden, further, promotion, suggest, educate, allow, reward, kick-start, uphold, augment, introduce, stir, emphasize, heighten, ignite, sensitize, jump-start, benefit.
Verb, past tense
- Noun, plural
Antonyms for Encourage:
give support; help
condemn, hinder, undermine, stop, disapprove, obstruct, ignore, impede, prevent, cease, reject, refuse, worsen, neglect, halt, decrease, protest, injure, thwart, oppose, disagree, worry.
annoy, deaden, trouble, sadden, confuse, dispirit, deject, depress, dull, agitate, repress, leave alone, uninspire, dishearten, dampen, block, hurt, deter, tire, dissuade, bore, upset.
combat, PSYCH, confound, shackle, hobble, curb, mollify, hamstring, stifle, appease, denounce, check, arrest, debilitate, counteract, pacify, interdict, calm, weaken, fight, ban, placate, constrain, enfeeble, bar, soothe, snuff, expose, counter, interfere, tranquilize, baffle, disconcert, fetter, brake, contend, battle, manacle.
Homophones for Encourage:
Hypernym for Encourage:
embolden, cheer, spur, barrack, exhort, hearten, root on, goad, nurture, urge on, recreate, bring out, hollo, urge, foster, draw out, pep up, inspire.