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To encourage someone to do or to not do something - synonyms and related words

spruik

verb

to try to persuade someone to buy something or enter a place

encourage

verb

to suggest that someone does something that you believe would be good

persuade

verb

to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should

convince

verb

to persuade someone to do something

motivate

verb

to make someone feel determined to do something or enthusiastic about doing it

urge on

to encourage someone to put more effort into something or to not stop trying to do something

spur

verb

to encourage someone to do something

entice

verb

to persuade someone to do something, especially by offering them an advantage or reward

prod

verb

to persuade or encourage someone to do something

dissuade

verb

to persuade someone not to do something

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