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 ?
Becky cried, and Tom tried to think of some way of comfort- ing her, but all his encouragements were grown thread- bare with use, and sounded like sarcasms.
Weston's visits here, and given many little encouragements, and smoothed many little matters, it might not have come to any thing after all.
But some of those little attentions and encouragements which ladies can so easily give will fix him, in spite of himself.
They were bobbing to and fro roaring directions and encouragements.
What greatness has yet appeared is beginnings and encouragements to us in this direction.
At once, upon word of all this, a thousand encouragements were offered, and felicitations came pouring in from all quarters.
In an instant he was up, and catching hold of my arm, hopped about from place to place on one leg, dragging me after him, and yelling encouragements to Sir Henry--