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Synonyms of encouragement in English:


  • 1 she needed a bit of encouragement
    heartening, cheering up, inspiration, motivation, stimulation, fortification;
    support, morale-boosting, a boost, a shot in the arm
  • 2 they required no encouragement to get back to work
    persuasion, coaxing, urging, pep talk, pressure, prodding, prompting;
    spur, goad, inducement, incentive, bait, motive
    informal carrot
  • 3 the encouragement of foreign investment
    support, backing, championship, championing, sponsoring, promotion, furtherance, furthering, fostering, nurture, cultivation;
    help, assistance, boosterism
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