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Definitions for encouragement
ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-en·cour·age·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encouragementnoun

    the expression of approval and support

  2. boost, encouragementnoun

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  3. encouragementnoun

    the feeling of being encouraged

Wiktionary

  1. encouragementnoun

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

    All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

  2. encouragementnoun

    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. Encouragementnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

  2. Encouragementnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of encouragement in a Sentence

  1. Cristian Andrei Nica:

    Love doesn't hurt, and won't fade away with the memory either. There's no right or wrong, no past, no future. Just beauty, noticed on the inside, thanks to the ones we care for the most. Encouragement, to dedicate yourself and protect. So join the dance, attach and then let go if you need to. Ain't no escape, it always finds a way to touch you deep inside, because love is part of who you are.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You will surely or eventually be remembered for any of these after your demise. You will surely or eventually be remembered either for love or hatred, peace or conflict, encouragement or discouragement, stinginess or generosity, kindness or cruelty. Now, it's up to you to decide any of the above instances which you will like to be remembered for after your demise. Anyway, as for me I will surely and eventually be remembered and celebrated globally as a great man, writer, motivator and inspirer who shared all his God-given words of wisdom, insights, motivations and inspirations with the world. Yes of course, even the posterity ahead will surely and eventually remember me and celebrate me too as a great man, writer, motivator and inspirer.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Always keep in mind of those who show you encouragement when you are down.

  4. Khalil Jamal:

    I looked at her and teared up because at that moment, where I needed encouragement most, she was there to provide it for me, that's the person she is growing to be and I am proud to be her father.

  5. Indian Interior Minister Rajnath Singh:

    One country's terrorist cannot be a martyr or freedom fighter for anyone, those who provide support, encouragement, sanctuary, safe haven or any assistance to terrorism or terrorists must be isolated.

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