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encourage

[en-kur-ij, -kuhr-]
verb (used with object), encouraged, encouraging.
1.
to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence: His coach encouraged him throughout the marathon race to keep on running.
2.
to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.: One of the chief duties of a teacher is to encourage students.
3.
to promote, advance, or foster: Poverty often encourages crime.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English encoragen < Anglo-French, Middle French encorag(i)er. See en-1, courage

encourager, noun
encouragingly, adverb
overencourage, verb (used with object), overencouraged, overencouraging.
preencourage, verb (used with object), preencouraged, preencouraging.
reencourage, verb (used with object), reencouraged, reencouraging.
unencouraged, adjective
unencouraging, adjective
well-encouraged, adjective


1. embolden, hearten, reassure. 2. urge; support, aid, help.


1. discourage, dishearten.
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encourage (ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something)
2.  to stimulate (something or someone to do something) by approval or help; support
 
en'couragement
 
n
 
en'courager
 
n
 
en'couraging
 
adj
 
en'couragingly
 
adv

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encourage
late 15c., from O.Fr. encouragier, from en- "make, put in" + corage (see courage).
"As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers." [Nathaniel Hawthorne]
Related: Encouraged; encouraging.
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