Encourage synonyms

ĕn-kûr'ĭj, -kŭr'-

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To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
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(Idiomatic) to make someone happy
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To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
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Cheer means to comfort, encourage or bring joy.
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To give support
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Urge is defined as to force or push to stimulate someone to take action.
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To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.
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To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
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A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
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To provoke and urge on:
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To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
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To make easier; help; assist
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To give support
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To be the cause or source of; bring about:
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A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.
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Motivation is defined as the reasons why you are doing something, or the level of desire you have to do something.
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(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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(Intransitive) To encourage a favored person, team, or result.
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To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.
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To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up
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To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
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To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.
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To reassemble and restore to order:
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To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
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To give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of
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To raise the spirits
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To become encouraged, reinvigorated, or cheerful; to summon one's courage or spirits.
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Of, or having the nature of, exhortation; meant to exhort; admonitory
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To return to life or consciousness:
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To nurse; cherish:
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To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.
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(Intransitive) To prepare for something bad, as an impact or blow.
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To give aid to; promote
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To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
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The definition of applaud is to show approval or praise, usually with hand clapping.
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To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To undo one's actions.
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To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
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(Idiomatic) To praise or congratulate.
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(Uncountable) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.
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To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
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(Idiomatic) to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie.
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To assure again; repeat a confident declaration or promise
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To give support
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To cause (something) to become more glad.
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To give emotional, moral, or mental strength to; encourage:
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To put new life or vigor into; cause to revive
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(Idiomatic) To uplift, hearten, inspire or raise the spirits
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To raise the spirits
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The definition of hortatory is a person or thing that pleads or strongly requests someone to take a particular action.
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The act or an instance of exhorting.
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The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness.
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To give advice or an opinion to; counsel
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To give a sense of ease to
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Endorse is defined as to give your approval to someone or something or to authorize the payment of a document by signing with one's signature.
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To show energy; be active
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(Figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
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To spur is defined as to urge on.
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One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
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(Archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.
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To strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment.
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To support or help, as with money, endorsement, etc.
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To bolster is to uplift.
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To raise the spirits of; make very proud, happy, or joyful
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To give confidence to; reassure.
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To give support
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To assist with a reminder; remind.
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To give courage to; cause to be bold or bolder
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To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
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To give support
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To perform the periodic energizing required to maintain the contents of computer memory, the display luminance of a computer screen, etc.
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To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
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To raise the spirits
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(American) Alternative spelling of revitalise.
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To raise the spirits
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To raise the spirits
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To raise the spirits
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(Usually with "to") To have a reasonable claim; to seem likely.
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(Comparable) Appearing to exhort; in an urging manner.
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(Grammar, not comparable) Of a mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement.
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Providing or intended to convey inspiration.
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The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction, commendation or official recognition
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(Sports) A competition to determine a champion, especially the final of a series of competitions.
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The definition of connivance is knowledge of and agreement with an illegal act without participation.
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That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.
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(Physiology) The activity produced in an organ, tissue, or part, such as a nerve cell, as a result of stimulation.
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The act of fomenting; incitement.
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Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
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The benefit which a party is to receive for entering into a contract
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(Countable and uncountable) The aid or support provided by a sponsor; backing or patronage.
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(Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
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To bring forward; move forward
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To support or maintain at a high level.
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(Obs.) To challenge to a fight
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To pretend not to see or look (at something wrong or evil), thus giving tacit consent or cooperation; feign ignorance of another's wrongdoing
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To make feel less sad or disappointed; comfort
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To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
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To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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Invigorate is defined as to give strength or energy, or to instill with excitement and energy.
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(Intransitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
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(Sports) To impede an opponent.
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To prevent something from happening.
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To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
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To divest of inspiration.
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To make depressed, sad or bored.
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To prevent (someone) from a purpose or course of action by persuasion:
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To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
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To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
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To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
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Any of the bundles of fibers made up of neurons that carry sensory and motor information throughout the body in the form of electrical impulses. Afferent nerves carry information to the central nervous system, and efferent nerves carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles, organs, and glands. Efferent nerves include the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which control voluntary motor activity and of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary motor activity.
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To become more lively or enthusiastic or upright.
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To lend supportive approval to
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To give food to; provide food for
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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Sustain is defined as to support something or to endure a trial or hardship.
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(Archaic) To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any good cause, opinion, or action; to maintain. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
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To give such assistance
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To behave as a friend to.
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In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time:
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To give support
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To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
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The definition of propitious is someone that is helpful or generous.
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(Politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
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The definition of confirm is to approve or to establish the truth or make stronger.
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To lead by persuasion or influence; incite.
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The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.
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