encouragement

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

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.

Recent Examples of encouragement from the Web

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First Known Use of encouragement

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ENCOURAGEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of encouragement for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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