promote, advance, boost, further, encourage(verb)
contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
I encouraged him during his race.
To spur on, strongly recommend.
We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
To foster, give help or patronage
The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed
Origin: encoragen, from encoragier, from encoragier from "courage". Displaced native belden (from bieldan), bealden (from bealdian), herten (from hiertan), elnian.
to give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-kur′āj, v.t. to put courage in: to inspire with spirit or hope: to incite: to patronise: to cherish.—ns. Encour′agement, act of encouraging: that which encourages; Encour′ager,—p.adj. Encour′aging, giving ground to hope for success.—adv. Encour′agingly. [O. Fr. encoragier (Fr. encourager)—en, to make, corage, courage.]
Give support, confidence, or hope to someone.
Cheerleaders cheering a football game in the crowdSubmitted by JP03 on February 15, 2015
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'encourage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2056
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'encourage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2187
Rank popularity for the word 'encourage' in Verbs Frequency: #200
The numerical value of encourage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of encourage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of encourage in a Sentence
The prize is to encourage people to vote.
Encourage the genius in everyone you meet.
I encourage everyone to stay off the roads if possible.
I actually want to encourage young people to get into this.
I strongly encourage everyone to be safe and stay informed.
Images & Illustrations of encourage
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for encourage
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شجع, التشجيعArabic
- насърчавам, окуражавам, поощрявамBulgarian
- anbefale, opmuntreDanish
- ermutigen, empfehlenGerman
- instigi, kuraĝigi, subteni, vigligiEsperanto
- alentar, animar, recomendarSpanish
- õhutama, julgustamaEstonian
- rohkaista, kannustaaFinnish
- ראה בחיוב, עודד, המליץHebrew
- प्रोत्साहित करनाHindi
- felbátorít, támogat, buzdít, bátorít, biztatHungarian
- corrōborō, excito, incito, adhortor, hortor, animoLatin
- aanmoedigen, steunen, patroneren, bemoedigen, bevorderenDutch
- oppmuntre, anbefaleNorwegian
- dopingować, popierać, wspieraćPolish
- încuraja, însuflețiRomanian
- поощря́ть, ободря́ть, поощри́ть, обо́дрить, воодушеви́ть, воодушевля́ть, поощрятьRussian
- teşvik etmek, cesaretlendirmekTurkish
- khuyến khíchVietnamese
Get even more translations for encourage »
Find a translation for the encourage definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)