verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
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Origin of encourage
SYNONYMS FOR encourage
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Example sentences from the Web for encourage
I was unaware that belief is an encourager and guide to reason.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
You say nothing of yourself, except that you are a Lancasterian churchwarden, and an encourager of mendicants.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III|Thomas Moore
They believed the Iron Duke to be the instigator and encourager of a shabby trick.The Shellback's Progress|Walter Runciman
And as he was mighty in the public parts of religion, so he was a great practiser and encourager of the private duties thereof.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
The fellow who then went openly about with sack on back was a thief, and an encourager of thieves; he now keeps a marine-store.A History of the Cries of London|Charles Hindley