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encouraged

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 as in emboldened, reassured

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encouraged

verb
past tense of encourage

Synonyms & Antonyms of encouraged (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • a pep talk that encouraged the team to get out there and win

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3 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • the movie's cheap special effects will not encourage audiences to sit on the edge of their seats but to roll in the aisles with laughter

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4 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
  • the pastor continues to encourage the couple to work out their problems in hopes of saving their marriage

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“Encouraged.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encouraged. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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