HyperDic: encourage

English > 3 senses of the word encourage:
VERBsocialencourage, promote, advance, boost, furthercontribute to the progress or growth of
emotionencourageinspire with confidence
communicationencouragespur on
encourage > pronunciation
Soundsehnker'ihjh; ihnker'ahjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
acreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
English > encourage: 3 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcontribute to the progress or growth of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey encourage him to write the letter
Synonymspromote, advance, boost, further
NarrowercarryTake further or advance
connive at, wink atGive one's silent approval to
contribute, lead, conduceBe conducive to
feedsupport / support or promote
foster, furtherPromote the growth of
helpcontribute to the furtherance of
spurincite or stimulate
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Spanishanimar, anticipar, auspiciar, estimular, favorecer, fomentar, impulsar, incentivar, potenciar, promover, propulsar
Catalananimar, anticipar, avançar, fomentar, incentivar, potenciar, propulsar
Nounsencouragementthe act of giving hope or support to someone
English > encourage: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaninginspire with confidence; give hope or courage to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will encourage her
Cause tohopeBe optimistic
Narrowerbring outencourage to be less reserved
cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upSpur on or encourage / encourage especially by cheers and shouts
cheer, hearten, recreate, emboldenGive encouragement to
draw outmake more sociable
foster, nurtureHelp develop, help grow
holloencourage somebody by crying hollo
spur, goadGive heart or courage to
Broaderinspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltheighten or intensify
Oppositediscouragedeprive of courage or hope
Spanishalentar, animar, impulsar, incentivar, vigorizar
Catalanalenar, animar, incentivar
Nounsencouragementthe feeling of being encouraged / encouraged
English > encourage: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningspur on.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey encourage him to write the letter
Example"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishalentar, animar, incentivar
Catalananimar, encoratjar, incentivar

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