Nouns (7)

encouragement, boost
n. the act of giving hope or support to someone
boost
n. the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
cost increase, hike, boost, rise
n. an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

Verbs (12)

boost
v. give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
supercharge, boost
v. of engines
boost
v. push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
hike up, boost, hike
v. increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
encourage, further, boost, advance, promote
v. contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

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Fuzzynyms (55)

motivation
n. the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
escalation
n. an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy; "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"
urging
n. the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging
reassurance
n. the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
reduce
v. destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
intensify
v. make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
alleviate, ease, facilitate
v. make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
defend, champion
v. protect or fight for as a champion
run up, hoist
v. raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
heave up, heft, heave, heft up
v. lift or elevate
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
boost
v. push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
shove
v. push roughly; "the people pushed and shoved to get in line"
embolden, recreate, hearten, cheer
v. give encouragement to
shove, jostle
v. come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"
bring up, get up, elevate, lift, raise
v. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
hike up, boost, hike
v. increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
bring forward, advance
v. cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?"
herd
v. keep, move, or drive animals; "Who will be herding the cattle when the cowboy dies?"
heave
v. move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
heave
v. move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position; "The vessel hove into sight"
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
take care, see, look, attend
v. take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
hasten, expedite
v. speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"

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Antonyms (10)

decrement, decrease
n. the amount by which something decreases
minify, lessen, decrease
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
bring down, get down, let down, take down, lower
v. move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"

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