Encourage and Silence


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Encourage verb – To fill with courage or strength of purpose.
Silence is an antonym for encourage.
Nearby Words: encouragement, encouraging
Antonyms for Encourage


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Silence verb – To put a stop to (something) by the use of force.
Usage example: brutally silenced all political dissent in the country

Encourage is an antonym for silence in topics: suppress, make or be quiet.
Nearby Words: silent, silenced, silently, silencing, silencer
Antonyms for Silence
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Common collocations

person encourage person silence person
someone encourage someone silence someone
audience encourage audience silence audience
characters encourage characters silence characters
Other nouns: anyone, enemy, everyone, son, friends, players, members.

Both words in one sentence

  • This is to encourage the player to be as stealthy as possible and avoid being spotted, because while you can just ignore the Boys of Silence and blast your way through, your ammo supply will likely be exhausted well before you can replenish it.
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Silence and Encourage. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 25, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/encourage/silence
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