What is another word for encouraging?

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Adjective
Positive and giving hope for future success; promising
“Even more encouraging is that he has shown the ability to single-handedly steal a game.”
Adjective
Giving someone support or confidence; supportive
“Georgiana gave him what she desperately hoped was an encouraging smile.”
Verb
Present participle for to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.”
Verb
Present participle for to champion or foster a cause
“His words of wisdom have been promoted to encourage free-thinking.”
Verb
Present participle for to advise or persuade in favor of something
“I encourage you to stay on this strict diet and exercise frequently.”
Verb
Present participle for to put pressure on
“I won't encourage you to take the stand, but without your testimony, we have no case.”
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