One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she needed a bit of encouragement’
heartening, cheering, cheering up, buoying up, pepping up, uplifting, inspiration, rallying, motivation, incitement, stimulation, animation, invigoration, invigorating, emboldening, fortification
informal bucking up, a shot in the arm
rare spiriting up, inspiriting
2‘they required no encouragement to get back to work’
persuasion, coaxing, urging, pushing, pressure, pressurization, exhortation, prodding, egging on, prompting
spur, goad, inducement, incentive, bait, lure, motive
informal arm-twisting, carrot, kick up the backside
3‘the encouragement of foreign investment’
supporting, support, backing, endorsement, championship, championing, sponsoring, advocacy, promotion, furtherance, furthering, advance, advancing, forwarding, fostering, strengthening, nurture, cultivation
help, assistance, boosting, fuelling, favouring
North American informal boosterism
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