Definitions for encouragementɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•cour•age•mentɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-(n.)

  1. the act of encouraging or state of being encouraged.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. one that encourages.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of encouragement:

1560–70

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. encouragement(noun)ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

    ≠ discouragement

    words of encouragement

  2. encouragementɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

    ≠discouragement

    the encouragement of eco-tourism

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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


Translations for encouragement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

encouragement(noun)

words of encouragement; He must be given every encouragement.

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