Definition of overencourage
: to encourage (someone or something) to an extreme or excessive degree At this point it is critical for teachers not to overencourage the students or to simplify the task. Students must discover on their own that if they start to think, they can in fact solve the task.— Stanley Pogrow and Gary Londer The favorable climate for business start-ups encourages new technologies and, indeed, overencouraged them in the late 1990s.— Hans-Peter Blossfeld et al.
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