giving courage or confidence or hope
"encouraging advances in medical research"
furnishing support and encouragement
"the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
giving courage, confidence or hope
supporting by giving encouragement
auspicious, or bringing good luck
furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring
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Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4353
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4368
Rank popularity for the word 'encouraging' in Adjectives Frequency: #574
The numerical value of encouraging in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of encouraging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of encouraging in a Sentence
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.
By encouraging the media to focus less on the suspects and more on the victims, maybe future events can be prevented.
It is healthy and appropriate that disparate ideas are voiced at this stage, and I am grateful to President Trump for recognizing and encouraging this.
We call each other, we text each other, we talk all the time just encouraging each other. So this has been just a wonderful sisterhood.
To avoid being Icarus you have to... not only avoid flying too close to the sun, but also avoid crashing into the waves. So you have to still be ambitious. In philanthropy, education, environment he has plenty of room to soar yet. Areas where the government will be tolerant if not encouraging.
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