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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.
References in classic literature ?
"Encourager would perhaps have been a better word," said I.
She must allow him to be still frequently coming to look; any thing less would certainly have been too little in a lover; and he was ready at the smallest intermission of the pencil, to jump up and see the progress, and be charmed.There was no being displeased with such an encourager, for his admiration made him discern a likeness almost before it was possible.
The Popes have long been the patrons and preservers of art, just as our new, practical Republic is the encourager and upholder of mechanics.
She posted the larger girls at the little levers that were to cast the rocks on the assailants, the smaller were to be used more for show than any positive service they could perform, while, like any other leader, she reserved her own person, as a superintendent and encourager of the whole.
The encouragers of the first mob never intended matters should go this length, and the people in general expressed the utter detestation of this unparalleled outrage, and I wish they could be convinced what infinite hazard there is of the most terrible consequences from such demons, when they are let loose in a government where there is not constant authority at hand sufficient to suppress them.
In my time, the encouragers of modern painting were limited in number to a few noblemen and gentlemen of ancient lineage, who, in matters of taste, at least, never presumed to think for themselves.
'Yes - and it is my belief that Eliza Millward and she, if not the very originators of the slanderous reports that have been propagated, were designedly the encouragers and chief disseminators of them.
'The Alchemist' castigates quackery and its foolish encouragers; and
La presidente de l'ONG Eclats d'Aure Events, Aurelie Pohann, a fait savoir que son objectif est de changer la mentalite des jeunes et les encourager a redoubler d'efforts et mener des actions concretes pour ameliorer et creer leurs A pour redonner un beau visage a Bouake.
Ce passage de la categorie B a A devra encourager les medecins specialistes a assurer les seances de permanence dans toutes les specialites, surtout les disciplines sensibles, telles que la pediatrie, l'anesthesie-reanimation et la neurochirurgie.
La mesure instaurant l'augmentation des droits de douanes sur l'importation de ble tendre est reconduite chaque annee pour encourager la commercialisation et l'ecrasement par les minoteries de la production nationale de ble.
Selon Lotfi Benbahmed, prUu[c]sident du Conseil national de lae1/4aoordre des pharmaciens, certains produits ont Uu[c]tUu[c] protUu[c]gUu[c]s prUu[c]cocement pour encourager la production nationale.