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

  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. encouragement.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce encouragement?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Two thirds of leadership is encouragement.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

  3. Katharine Butler Hathaway:

    There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

  4. Celeste Holm:

    We live by encouragement and die without it--slowly, sadly, angrily.

  5. Camren Brantley-Rios:

    All my friends have been a phenomenal source of encouragement for me.

Images & Illustrations of encouragement

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