When you praise a child and encourage him to keep trying, this is an example of encouragement.
All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.
To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. -Byron.
Other Word Forms
Origin of encouragement
- From Middle French encoragement, from Old French encoragier + -ment, from en- (“make, put in”) + corage (“courage”), from Vulgar Latin *coraticum, from cor (“heart, daring”) + -ier, suffixed with -ment.