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encouragement

[ en-kur-ij-muhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr- /
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noun
the act of encouraging.
the state of being encouraged.
something that encourages: Praise is the greatest encouragement.
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Origin of encouragement

First recorded in 1560–70; encourage + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM encouragement

pre·en·cour·age·ment, nounre·en·cour·age·ment, noun
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