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Ways of encouraging or telling someone to do something - thesaurus

Synonyms

I wish

used when telling someone what you want them to do

go for it

spoken used for encouraging someone to do something or to try very hard

don’t hesitate to do something

used for encouraging someone to do something

come on

used for encouraging someone to do something such as make a greater effort or stop being sad

(do you) understand?

used for emphasizing that someone should do what you are telling them

go on

used for encouraging someone to do something

be to do something

used for telling someone what to do

want

verb

spoken used for telling someone what they should do

someone would be well advised to do something

used for saying what someone should definitely do

chak de

interjection

Indian English used for encouraging your team to do well

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all the more reason

used for emphasizing that what someone has said or done is another reason why they should do a particular thing

all together now

used for saying that you want people to do, say, or sing something at exactly the same time

behove

the British spelling of behoove

be sure to do something

used for reminding someone to do something

be to do something

used for saying what has been arranged

be to do something

used for saying or asking what should be done

be to do something

used in an “if” clause for suggesting a possible goal when you are saying what must happen in order to achieve it

be to do something

used about someone or something in the past to say what would happen at a later time

be to do something

used in the past forms in an “if” clause for describing a situation that does not exist and is not likely to exist: were is considered more correct than was with all subjects in this type of “if” clause

buck up

Britishspoken used for telling someone to try harder

can/could I interest you in something

used as a polite way of persuading someone to do or try something

come on

used for trying to make someone fight you

don’t go doing something

used for telling someone not to do something

don’t look now

used for telling someone to look at someone else, but not immediately because you do not want the other person to know you are talking about them

fish or cut bait

used for telling someone to do something they have been talking about or else admit that they do not intend to do it

get away from

used for telling someone to move away from a person or place

get over here/there

used for telling someone to come or go somewhere

get your butt in/out of/over here

used for telling someone rudely to go somewhere or do something

give it some wellie

British used for telling someone to use more physical effort

go do something

used for telling someone to do something, especially when you are annoyed

grow a pair

used for saying that someone should become brave and deal with a difficult situation

had best do something

used for saying that someone should do something

(had) better do something

used for saying that someone should do something

have a heart

used for asking someone to be more reasonable, because they are asking you to do something that is too difficult or unpleasant

how would you like...?

used for telling someone to consider how they would feel if something bad happened to them, especially if it has already happened to you

if at first you don’t succeed, (try, try, and try again)

used for telling someone not to stop trying if they do not achieve what they want the first time

if you can’t stand/take the heat (get out of the kitchen)

used for telling someone that they should not do something if they cannot deal with the difficult or unpleasant aspects of it

I’ll thank you to do something

used for telling someone to do something so that they stop annoying you

is that clear?/do I make myself clear?

used for emphasizing your authority over someone when you are telling them to do something

it behooves you to do something

used for saying that someone should do something because it is the right thing to do

it won’t hurt you to do something

used for telling someone that they should do something

it wouldn’t do (someone) any harm

used for saying what you think someone should do

it wouldn’t harm someone to do something

used for saying what you think someone should do, especially when you are angry

knock ’em dead

used for encouraging someone to impress people

more power to someone

used for telling someone to do what they want, even though you doubt whether they can or should do it

no buts

used for telling someone that they must do what you tell them to, and that their reasons for not doing it are not good

no more excuses/questions/secrets etc.

used for telling someone that they must stop doing making excuses, asking questions, etc.

no pain, no gain

used for saying that you have to work hard if you want to achieve something

nothing ventured (nothing gained)

used for saying that it is worth trying to do something, even if success is unlikely

out with it

used for telling someone to say what they have been unwilling or unable to say

put some muscle into it

used for telling someone to make more effort to do something

put your money where your mouth is

used for saying that someone should do something, especially spend money, to show that they mean what they say instead of just talking about it

remember the Alamo

used for encouraging someone to continue doing something difficult

rules are rules

used for telling someone that they have to obey a rule, even if they do not want to

shoot

interjection

used for telling someone to say what they want to say

someone had better/best do something

used for saying what someone should do

there is no excuse for something

used for saying that someone should definitely do something

(there’s) no time like the present

used for saying that someone should do something now, and not wait until later

while you’re at it

used for telling someone to do something while they are doing something else

the world is your oyster

used for emphasizing that you can go anywhere or do anything that you want to

you haven’t lived

used for telling someone that they should try something

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