Part of speech:
Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
To sanction is for a recognized authority to give approval to something.
To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another:
The definition of hortatory is a person or thing that pleads or strongly requests someone to take a particular action.
The definition of bright is shining and full of light, mentally quick or witty.
The definition of hopeful is feeling or giving a positive or optimistic attitude about some event or about the future.
To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
To provide with a spur or spurs
To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
To come back to action, normal strength, etc.; revive
(Educ.) To move (a student) forward a grade in school
To encourage or help develop; cultivate:
To give vigor to; fill with energy; enliven
The definition of instigate is to start something or cause something to happen.
To give inspiration
To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
To be of use or provide relief:
To cheer up; encourage
To help the progress of; promote.
To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
To help advance; promote.
To arouse or incite:
To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly
To give energy to; activate; invigorate
To elate is defined as to make happy, excited or proud.
To cultivate is designed as to prepare land to grow something or to nurture and cause growth, either literally or figuratively.
To give support or sanction to; approve or tolerate
Console means to comfort someone.
To connive is to cooperate secretly to do something wrong or illegal or to encourage wrong or illegal behavior.
To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
(Law) To help; aid
To fight for; defend; support
To buoy is defined as to raise someone's spirits or to keep something or someone afloat.
To urge others to support; promote
To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
Back is defined as to support or to move in a backward motion.
To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To discuss something and get advice; consult (with a person)
To fortify is defined as to make something stronger.
To make glad:
To revitalize is to make something new or bring it back to life.
(Intransitive) To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up
To be favorable toward; think or declare to be good, satisfactory, etc.
To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
To give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve
To swing back and forth or to and fro.
To move to act; spur; incite:
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
To be for; support; advocate; endorse
To equip or support with braces
To support or promote; encourage:
To give strength or courage to
To motivate is defined as to inspire someone to act.
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To deaden, restrain, or depress:
To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
Depress is defined as to press down, make unhappy or less valuable.
(Sports) To block an opponent
To warn or admonish:
To hold back or keep in check; control:
Inspiring confidence or hope
To keep from falling; support
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
Revive is defined as to bring something or someone back or make something or someone come back to life.
Refresh is defined as to cool off, enliven, restore or make someone feel energized.
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