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urge on, exhort, press, urge
v. force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
pep up, urge on, root on, exhort, barrack, urge, inspire, cheer
v. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
advocate, urge, recommend
v. push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
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say, enjoin, tell, order
v. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
call for, invite
v. request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
bear upon, bear on, push
v. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
persuade
v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
sweet-talk, inveigle, coax, blarney, palaver, cajole, wheedle
v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
reprove, admonish
v. take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
advocate, preach
v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
apprize, apprise, instruct
v. make aware of; "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"
chirk up, cheer up, cheer
v. become cheerful
admonish, caution, monish
v. warn strongly; put on guard
rede, counsel, advise
v. give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
agitate, push, campaign, press, fight, crusade
v. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
provoke, raise, fire, evoke, kindle, enkindle, elicit, arouse
v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
invite, tempt
v. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
exalt
v. raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
content
v. make content; "I am contented"
encourage
v. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
goad, spur
v. give heart or courage to
goad, spur
v. give heart or courage to
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
buttonhole, lobby
v. detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
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push for, press for
v. "The liberal party pushed for reforms"
urge on, exhort, press, urge
v. force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
pep up, urge on, root on, exhort, barrack, urge, inspire, cheer
v. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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discourage
v. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
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