Antonyms for discourage
deter, dissuade; restrain:permit, let go, forward, facilitate, support, advance.
dishearten, dispirit:make happy, assure, approve, calm, stimulate, praise, comfort, assist, spur on, help, hearten, soothe, compliment, gladden, inspire, encourage, allow, please, aid, commend, uplift, reassure, inspirit, laud.
noun:prod, animate, energize, nerve, buoy, fortify, enforce, excite, impel, cheer, boost, enliven, stir, gladden, induce, exhort, lift, prompt, steel, galvanize, egg, reinforce, goad, rally, quicken, strengthen, provoke, invigorate.
Usage examples for discourage
In this instance, there are several circumstances which are calculated soon to discourage research. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown