encourage

posted Jun 8, 2014, 8:16 AM by Peter Smyth   [ updated Jun 8, 2014, 8:17 AM ]
en·cour·age
enˈkərij,-ˈkə-rij/
verb
  1. give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).
    "we were encouraged by the success of this venture"
    synonyms:heartencheer, buoy up, upliftinspiremotivate, spur on, stir, stir up, fire up, stimulateinvigoratevitalizerevitalizeemboldenfortifyrallyMore
    • give support and advice to (someone) so that they will do or continue to do something.
      "pupils are encouraged to be creative"