What does encouragement mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word encouragement.

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce encouragement?

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How to say encouragement in sign language?

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Inspirations or timely ideas are just like august visitors that hardly visit, unlike other usual visitors. So, never take them for granted. In other words, recognize, embrace, appreciate, utilize and share them with all and sundry. Note: your timely ideas or inspirations could be a source of encouragement, enlightenment or empowerment to someone right here or out there (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  2. 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.

  3. Di Montezemolo:

    This was not only a formal step, but also an important signal of support from across the world of Italian sport for an event that is, at heart, a celebration of sport and its athletes, it was very pleasing to receive the full backing and encouragement of the federation presidents at Coni today.

  4. Ben Narasin:

    There have been times when I have been able to help and times when, because I was not on the board, I could only offer encouragement but could not impact a meaningful event, i need to be with my founders the whole way through.

  5. Ted Dooley:

    It reflects the larger tone of our environment that extremists like (Rep.) Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), are encouraging fringe extremists on the political left to verbally and physically berate those with differing opinions, it’s no surprise that her encouragement has seeped into the personal interactions young people have in all aspects of their lives.

Images & Illustrations of encouragement

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