What is another word for “encourage”? This lesson provides a list of commonly used synonyms for “encourage” with useful example sentences and ESL images. Learning these words to use instead of “encourage” will help you expand your vocabulary.
Encourage Definition and Examples
Meaning of “Encourage”: The act of giving confidence to someone for completing a task; to make something more likely to happen
- “You should encourage him in his studies, he may actually be able to crack the exam”
- “ Don’t encourage the puppy’s behavior, you may not like it when he is a fully grown dog”
- “They’d got a special grant to encourage research.”
Other Words for “Encourage”
Widely used synonyms for “encourage”.
- Buoy up
A huge list of 100+ different words to use instead of “encourage”.
- Buck up
- Buoy up
- Call upon
- Cheer up
- Egg on
- Give a boost
- Prevail upon
- Stir up
- Take forward
Encourage Synonyms Infographic
Another Word for Encourage
Encourage Synonyms with Examples
Learn another word for “encourage” with example sentences.
He abetted the thief in robbing the bank.
She’s the youngest player ever to get through to/advance to a semi-final.
I don’t advocate doing such things.
We will aid their struggle against violent repression.
Shaffer’s great gift lies in his ability to animate ideas theatrically.
The army arrived to assist in the search.
We need a holiday to boost our spirits.
- Buoy up
Share prices were buoyed up by the news.
The audience rose bodily to cheer the speaker.
We tried to console her when her mother died but it was very difficult.
It can embolden us by giving names to our fears.
Good eating habits help to fortify the body against disease.
Schools will help to civilize the wild tribes there.
The party agreed not to incite its supporters to violence.
We need someone who can inspire the team.
The ability to motivate people is a priceless asset.
We need to do more to promote good race relations.
Parents should give children books that stimulate them.
Repairs are necessary to strengthen the bridge.
I thought he wasn’t going to support me, but I misjudged him.