Synonyms of encouraging


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"


1. encouraging (vs. discouraging), exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatory, heartening, inspiriting, promotive, rallying, helpful, hopeful, reassuring

usage: giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"

2. encouraging, supporting, supportive (vs. unsupportive)

usage: furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

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