Synonyms for


Synonyms (Grouped by Similarity of Meaning) of verb encourage

Sense 1:
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
support, back up
Sense 2:
encourage
inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt
Sense 3:
encourage
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
Similarity of adj encouraging

2 senses of encouraging

Sense 1:
encouraging (vs. discouraging)
exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatoryheartening, inspiritingpromotiverallying
Also See: helpful#1; hopeful#1; reassuring#1

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