Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Something that encourages something or someone - synonyms or related words

encouragement

noun

words or actions that help something to happen

persuasion

noun

the process of persuading someone to do or believe something

stimulus

noun

anything that encourages something to happen, develop, or improve

inducement

noun

something that persuades someone to do something

spur

noun

something that encourages someone to do something

prompt

noun

something that you say to encourage someone to speak or continue speaking

prod

noun

an act of persuading or encouraging someone to do something

push

noun

a way of encouraging or forcing someone to do something that they do not want to do

stimulant

noun

something that encourages something to happen, develop, or improve

nourishment

noun

something that encourages the development of ideas, feelings, abilities etc

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog