What is the opposite of discourage?

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Opposite of to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Opposite of to oppose by expressing disapproval
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Opposite of to overawe someone, especially with words or facts they may not fully comprehend
“In attempting to elucidate the significance of this paradox, I want to proceed carefully.”
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Opposite of keep at bay
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Opposite of to intimidate, subdue, or control by awe
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Opposite of to cause to feel disheartened or disillusioned
“You delight us with your presence, Princess, how may we serve you?”
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Opposite of to undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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Opposite of to give force or effect toward
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Opposite of to hold or have a negative opinion of
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(fend off) Opposite of to defend against or keep away
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