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encouragement

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noun en·cour·age·ment \-ij-mənt, -rij-\

Simple Definition of encouragement

  • : the act of making something more appealing or more likely to happen

  • : something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident

  • : something that makes someone more likely to do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of encouragement

  1. 1 :  the act of encouraging :  the state of being encouraged

  2. 2 :  something that encourages

Examples of encouragement in a sentence

  1. Our aim is the encouragement of investment.

  2. the encouragement of plant growth

  3. teachers who give their students a lot of encouragement

  4. With support and encouragement from their parents, the students organized a fundraiser.

  5. They offered him gifts of money and other encouragements.



1549

First Known Use of encouragement

1549


ENCOURAGEMENT Defined for Kids

encouragement

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noun en·cour·age·ment \in-ˈkər-ij-mənt\

Definition of encouragement for Students

  1. 1 :  something that gives hope, determination, or confidence <Winning was just the encouragement she needed.>

  2. 2 :  the act of giving hope or confidence to <His teacher's encouragement helped his grades.>





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