[en-kur-ij-muh nt, -kuhr-]
Origin of encouragement
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3. praise, support, boost, lift, endorsement.
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Examples from the Web for encouragement
Condon can take some encouragement that the Times favorably reviewed an earlier Washington production of Side Show.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
Noor joined it in 2007 with the encouragement of a man he simply calls “Mr. Khattak.”Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
If the crowd started to audibly sing one of his songs, he would lose track of the vocal and launch into screams of encouragement.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.
September 10, 2014
Ultimately, all kids see a little bit of Bart in themselves—a scared but bright kid who just needs some encouragement and trust.Growing Up with Bart Simpson
August 31, 2014
I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and I have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address
July 4, 2014
Both will afford me encouragement and support in the vicissitudes which yet await me.
You shall see I have given him no encouragement independent of my duty.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
It seemed as though she had scarce spoken the encouragement she wished to give him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
This afternoon I have seen the Abbe Cornille, and he gives me no encouragement whatever.The Dream
It is not written for the encouragement of recalcitrant boys.
Word Origin and History for encouragement
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