encouragement


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en·cour·age·ment

 (ĕn-kûr′ĭj-mənt, -kŭr′-)
n.
1. The act of encouraging.
2. The state of being encouraged.
3. One that encourages.

en•cour•age•ment

(ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-)

n.
1. the act of encouraging or state of being encouraged.
2. one that encourages.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encouragement - the expression of approval and supportencouragement - the expression of approval and support
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
abetment, abettal, instigation - the verbal act of urging on
cheering, shouting - encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators; "it's all over but the shouting"
advancement, furtherance, promotion - encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
fosterage, fostering - encouragement; aiding the development of something
goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring, urging, goad - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
incitement, provocation - needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
vote of confidence - an expression of approval and encouragement; "they gave the chairman a vote of confidence"
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
2.encouragement - the act of giving hope or support to someone
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
morale booster, morale building - anything that serves to increase morale; "the sight of flowers every morning was my morale builder"
3.encouragement - the feeling of being encouraged
hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"

encouragement

noun
1. inspiration, help, support, aid, favour, comfort, comforting, cheer, cheering, consolation, reassurance, morale boosting, succour Thanks for all your advice and encouragement.
2. urging, prompting, stimulus, persuasion, coaxing, egging on, incitement She had needed no encouragement to accept his invitation.
3. promotion, backing, support, boost, endorsement, stimulation, advocacy, furtherance The encouragement of trade will benefit the process of economic reform in China.
Quotations
"It's a good thing to shoot an admiral now and then to encourage the others" [Voltaire Candide]

encouragement

noun
1. Something that encourages:
2. Something that causes and encourages a given response:
Translations
تَشْجيعتَشْجِيع
povzbuzení
opmuntringtilskyndelse
rohkaisu
ohrabrenje
bátorításpártolástámogatás
uppörvun, hvatning
奨励
격려
spodbuda
uppmuntran
การให้กำลังใจ
cesaretlendirmeteşvikyüreklendirme
sự khuyến khích

encouragement

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒmənt] N (= act) → estímulo m; [of industry] → fomento m; (= support) → aliento m, ánimo(s) m(pl)
to give encouragement todar ánimos a, animar
to give encouragement to the enemydar aliento al enemigo

encouragement

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒmənt] n (= support) → encouragement m
words of encouragement → des mots d'encouragement

encouragement

nErmutigung f, → Ermunterung f; (= motivation)Anregung f; (= support)Unterstützung f, → Förderung f; to give somebody (a lot of) encouragementjdn (sehr) ermuntern; he doesn’t need any encouragementihn braucht man nicht zu ermuntern; an encouragement to buyein Kaufanreiz m

encouragement

[ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒmənt] nincoraggiamento

encourage

(inˈkaridʒ) , ((American) -ˈkə:-) verb
1. to give support, confidence or hope to. The general tried to encourage the troops: You should not encourage him in his extravagance; I felt encouraged by his praise.
2. to urge (a person) to do something. You must encourage him to try again.
enˈcouraging adjective
enˈcouragingly adverb
enˈcouragement noun
words of encouragement; He must be given every encouragement.

the opposite of encourage is discourage.

encouragement

تَشْجِيع povzbuzení opmuntring Ermutigung ενθάρρυνση ánimo rohkaisu encouragement ohrabrenje incoraggiamento 奨励 격려 aanmoediging oppmuntring zachęta encorajamento ободрение uppmuntran การให้กำลังใจ yüreklendirme sự khuyến khích 鼓励

encouragement

n. aliento, incentivo.
References in classic literature ?
Play fair, Teddy, or I'll never believe you again," she said, trying to extinguish the brilliant hopes that blazed up at a word of encouragement.
She knew that Madame Ratignolle's opinion in such a matter would be next to valueless, that she herself had not alone decided, but determined; but she sought the words of praise and encouragement that would help her to put heart into her venture.
The chances of a soldier's life are but little fitted for the encouragement of more sober inclinations.
As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have travelled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon.
It was impossible to have given less encouragement than he had done to such a doctrine, but if we had not had the doctrine to fall back upon we should have deprived each other of some of our finest exhibitions.
Of course, for myself I had no objection to it, as I was not in the habit either of starting or stumbling, and had only been used to depend on my driver for guidance and encouragement.
Meantime Jokubas had been to see his friend the policeman, and received encouragement, so it was a happy party.
As the meeting had been held at Uncle Tom's weekly, for an indefinite length of time, without any more "cheers," there seemed some encouragement to hope that a way would be discovered at present.
They have never received any encouragement from me and they never will.
There are moments when the extent of it seems doubtful; and till his sentiments are fully known, you cannot wonder at my wishing to avoid any encouragement of my own partiality, by believing or calling it more than it is.