What is another word for encouraging?

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Positive and giving hope for future success
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“We used neural networks to demonstrate its feasibility, and the early results are encouraging.”
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Giving someone support or confidence
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“Georgie flashed him what she desperately hoped was an encouraging smile.”
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Providing inspiration
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Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
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Very pleasing due to being much needed or desired
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Showing approval of or favour towards an idea or action
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Offering the promise of an attractive or enjoyable experience
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Showing approval, appreciation or praise
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Inducing someone to do something
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Bringing or inviting someone to share in an activity
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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“One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.”
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Present participle for to champion or endorse a cause
“His words of wisdom have been promoted to encourage free-thinking.”
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Present participle for to promote or nurture the development of
“There is a strong need to encourage the development of entrepreneurship.”
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Present participle for to advise or persuade in favor of something
“I encourage you to stay on this strict diet and exercise frequently.”
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Present participle for to ask or urge someone to do something
“I would encourage you to heed my advice when it comes to nutrition.”
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Present participle for to put pressure on someone to do something
“I won't encourage you to take the stand, but without your testimony, we have no case.”
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