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 ?
This brought livelier urgings and encouragements from Skipper, and made him almost frantic.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
Ferrars;--that her interest and her vanity should so very much blind her as to make the attention which seemed only paid her because she was NOT ELINOR, appear a compliment to herself--or to allow her to derive encouragement from a preference only given her, because her real situation was unknown.
And it was but half an hour before he left Bath that you gave him the most positive encouragement.
encouragement and assistance the author of the prose text is greatly
This design was no easy one to accomplish; and it has been a great encouragement to me (during the publication of my story in its periodical form) to know, on the authority of many readers, that the object which I had proposed to myself, I might, in some degree, consider as an object achieved.
For her part, she could not help thinking it was an encouragement to vice; but that she knew too much of the obstinacy of mankind to oppose any of their ridiculous humours.
If what I have hitherto said can appear to you in the form of encouragement, I know not how to express my refusal in such a way as to convince you of its being one.
She had forced back the tears, in her lonely home; she had gone out to seek consolation and encouragement under the sunny sky--to find comfort for her sore heart in the radiant summer beauty of flowers and grass, in the sweet breathing of the air, in the happy heavenward soaring of the birds.