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Meaning of ENCOURAGE

Pronunciation:  en'kurij

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
  2. [v]  inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
  3. [v]  contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
 

ENCOURAGE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: advance, boost, further, promote
 
 Antonyms: discourage
 
 See Also: animate, back up, barrack, bring out, carry, cause, cheer, conduce, connive at, contribute, draw out, embolden, enliven, exalt, exhort, feed, foster, foster, get, goad, have, hearten, help, hollo, hope, induce, inspire, invigorate, lead, make, nurture, pep up, recreate, spur, spur, stimulate, support, urge, urge on, wink at

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*cour"age\ (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F.
encourager; pref. en- (L. in) + courage courage. See
{Courage}.]
To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope;
to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate;
enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of
discourage.

      David encouraged himself in the Lord.    --1 Sam. xxx.
                                               6.

Syn: To embolden; inspirit; animate; enhearten; hearten;
     incite; cheer; urge; impel; stimulate; instigate;
     countenance; comfort; promote; advance; forward;
     strengthen.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abet, admonish, advance, advantage, advocate, aid, aid and abet, animate, ask for, assist, assure, bear up, bolster, boost, brace up, brighten, buck up, buoy up, caution, charge, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, comfort, condole with, conduce to, console, contribute to, countenance, ease, egg on, embolden, endorse, enjoin, enliven, exhilarate, exhort, expedite, expostulate, facilitate, favor, feed, forward, foster, further, give a lift, give comfort, give encouragement, gladden, go for, hasten, hearten, help, incite, induce, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, invite, issue a caveat, keep in countenance, lend wings to, liven, make for, move, nerve, nourish, nurture, pep up, persuade, pick up, preach, promote, prompt, push forward, put at ease, put forward, quicken, reassure, rejoice, rejoice the heart, relieve, remonstrate, set at ease, set forward, shine upon, smile upon, solace, speed, stimulate, subscribe, subsidize, support, sympathize with, urge, vitalize, warn
 

 

 

 

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