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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten.
  • v. To give support to; foster: policies designed to encourage private investment.
  • v. To stimulate; spur: burning the field to encourage new plant growth.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
  • v. To spur on, strongly recommend.
  • v. To foster, give help or patronage
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To give courage to; inspire with courage, spirit, or firmness of mind; incite to action or perseverance.
  • To help forward; promote; give support to: as, to encourage manufactures.
  • To make stronger.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
  • v. spur on
  • v. contribute to the progress or growth of
  • Antonym
    Verb Form
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    cause    get    have    induce    stimulate    make   
    Cross Reference
    aid    approved   
    Words with the same meaning
    hearten    embolden    animate    cheer    stimulate    incite    enhearten    instigate    forward    promote   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    burrage    courage    discourage