Another word for encouragement
The act of encouraging
urging, prodding, reassuring, reassurance, assuring, heartening, animating, abetment, abetting, backing, support, buoying up, cheering, solacing, motivating, supporting, helping, boosting, building up, rallying, inspiriting, egging on.
That which encourages
aid, help, assistance, support, cheer, confidence, trust, faith, advance, promotion, reward, reassurance, incentive, motivation, stimulus, inducement, backing, animation, optimism, comfort, consolation, hope, fortitude, firmness, boost, pat on the back*, lift*, shot in the arm*, pep talk*, good omen.