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encourage

[ en-kur-ij, -kuhr- ]
/ 蓻n藞k蓽r 瑟d蕭, -藞k蕦r- /
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verb (used with object), en路cour路aged, en路cour路ag路ing.
to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence: His coach encouraged him throughout the marathon race to keep on running.
to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.: One of the chief duties of a teacher is to encourage students.
to promote, advance, or foster: Poverty often encourages crime.
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Origin of encourage

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English encoragen, from Anglo-French, Middle French encorag(i)er; see en-1, courage

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British Dictionary definitions for encourage

encourage
/ (瑟n藞k蕦r瑟d蕭) /

verb (tr)
to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something)
to stimulate (something or someone to do something) by approval or help; support

Derived forms of encourage

encouragement, nounencourager, nounencouraging, adjectiveencouragingly, adverb
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