encouraged


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en·cour·age

 (ĕn-kûr′ĭj, -kŭr′-)
tr.v. en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing, en·cour·ag·es
1. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.
2. To give support to; foster: policies designed to encourage private investment.
3. To stimulate; spur: burning the field to encourage new plant growth.

[Middle English encouragen, from Old French encoragier : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + corage, courage; see courage.]

en·cour′ag·er n.
Synonyms: encourage, cheer, embolden, hearten, inspire
These verbs mean to impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to: encouraged the patient not to give up hope; cheered the contestants on; was emboldened to sing for the guests; was heartened by the test results; were inspired by their initial success to take the next step.

encouraged

(ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒd)
adj
inspired with confidence that something will happen or is true
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.encouraged - inspired with confidence; "felt bucked up by his success"
pleased - experiencing or manifesting pleasure
Translations
spodbujen

encouraged

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒd] adjréconforté(e)
to be encouraged that ... → être réconforté(e) par le fait que ...
References in classic literature ?
She rated his abilities much higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as hers, he might become a very agreeable companion.
Robson likewise encouraged Tom's propensity to persecute the lower creation, both by precept and example.
Could he have thought himself encouraged, his looks and language at parting would have been different.
She not only abstained from beating him, but encouraged him.
The people of the free states have defended, encouraged, and participated; and are more guilty for it, before God, than the South, in that they have not the apology of education or custom.
Wiry Ben's pride in his dancing--an accomplishment productive of great effect at the yearly Wake--had needed only slightly elevating by an extra quantity of good ale to convince him that the gentry would be very much struck with his performance of his hornpipe; and he had been decidedly encouraged in this idea by Joshua Rann, who observed that it was nothing but right to do something to please the young squire, in return for what he had done for them.
You have never encouraged me to come to you with any confidences of mine.
Slang, rough manners, and careless habits were banished or bettered by the presence of a little gentlewoman; and all the manly virtues cropping up were encouraged by the hearty admiration bestowed upon them by one whose good opinion all valued more than they confessed; while Rose tried to imitate the good qualities she praised in them, to put away her girlish vanities and fears, to be strong and just, and frank and brave, as well as modest, kind, and beautiful.
The effort to sustain his customary vivacity was not encouraged by persons and circumstances about him.
Louisa denied Tom's participation in the offence; but her mother stopped her with the conclusive answer, 'Louisa, don't tell me, in my state of health; for unless you had been encouraged, it is morally and physically impossible that you could have done it.
and all this at the time when I was an encouraged, an accepted lover
They encouraged each other now in the violence of their affliction.