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Verbs (12)

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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Fuzzynyms (47)

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"
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
provoke, raise, fire, evoke, kindle, enkindle, elicit, arouse
v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
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"
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

Synonyms (14)

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"

Antonyms (1)

discourage
v. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

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