- Encouragement is defined as an expression of support or approval, or is words or actions that assist or inspire someone or something.
When you praise a child and encourage him to keep trying, this is an example of encouragement.
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- an encouraging or being encouraged
- something that encourages
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- The act of encouraging.
- The state of being encouraged.
- One that encourages.