What does encouragement mean?

Definitions for encouragementɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragement(noun)

    the expression of approval and support

  2. boost, encouragement(noun)

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  3. encouragement(noun)

    the feeling of being encouraged

Wiktionary

  1. encouragement(Noun)

    The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.

    All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

  2. encouragement(Noun)

    That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

    To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. -Byron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encouragement(noun)

    the act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity

  2. Encouragement(noun)

    that which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'encouragement' in Nouns Frequency: #2299

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouragement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encouragement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Theodore Kassinger:

    I would not characterize BIS’s position necessarily as one of encouragement, but BIS has made clear that companies should not overlook the option of self-classification.

  2. Monday Pilenko:

    The reaction from our major clients has been positive, I have received much encouragement to push ahead with this strategy, we have different alternatives. (Acquiring) a part of CGG was one. But we can look at alliances or other types of construction.

  3. Rex Tillerson:

    The United States provided $1.35 billion dollars in assistance to North Korea as an encouragement to take a different pathway. That encouragement has been met with further development of nuclear capabilities, more missile launches, including those of the recent February 11th and March 5th.

  4. Sidney Madwed:

    The finest gift you can give anyone is encoragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.

  5. Sidney Madwed:

    The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.

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