Synonyms of encourage in English:
1 the players were encouraged by the crowd's response
hearten, cheer, buoy up, uplift, inspire, motivate, egg on, spur on, stir, stir up, whip up, fire up, stimulate, animate, invigorate, vitalize, revitalize, embolden, fortify, rally, incite;
lift the spirits of, raise the morale of, stiffen the resolve of
North American informal light a fire under
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