the expression of approval and support
the act of giving hope or support to someone
the feeling of being encouraged
The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.
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.
the act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity
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
Origin: [Cf. F. encouragement.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'encouragement' in Nouns Frequency: #2299
The numerical value of encouragement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of encouragement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- παρακίνηση, προτροπή, παρότρυνση, ενθάρρυνσηGreek
- apoyo, estímuloSpanish
- támogatás, bátorítás, pártolásHungarian
- aanmoediging, bemoedigingDutch
- stimulare, încurajareRomanian
- поощре́ние, ободре́ниеRussian
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