encouragement


en·cour·age·ment

noun \-ij-mənt, -rij-\

: 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

Full Definition of ENCOURAGEMENT

1
:  the act of encouraging :  the state of being encouraged
2
:  something that encourages

Examples of ENCOURAGEMENT

  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.

First Known Use of ENCOURAGEMENT

1549

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