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Synonyms for encourage

Synonyms for (verb) encourage

Synonyms: encourage Definition: spur on Usage: His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa

Synonyms: encourage Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

Similar words: exalt, enliven, inspire, animate, invigorate Definition: heighten or intensify Usage: These paintings exalt the imagination

Synonyms: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Similar words: back up, support Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up