Synonyms of encourage


1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage, support, back up

usage: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

2. encourage, inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt

usage: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

3. encourage, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

usage: spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

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Definition and meaning of encourage (Dictionary)