Encouragement meaning

ĕn-kûr'ĭj-mənt, -kŭr'-
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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That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. -Byron.

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The act of encouraging.
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One that encourages.
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The state of being encouraged.
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An encouraging or being encouraged.
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Something that encourages.
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The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.

All generous encouragement of arts. -Otway.

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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.
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