verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
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Relatedly, Fischer said that officers would also be “encouraged” to volunteer at least two hours during the workday per pay period in the community they serve.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
Hundreds tuned in live on Thursday evening to watch Drag Out the Vote’s latest event to encourage LGBTQ people across the country to vote in upcoming elections.Virtual Drag Out the Vote event features ‘Drag Race’ alum|Steph Purifoy|September 11, 2020|Washington Blade
We appreciate the researcher reporting this issue to us so that we could fix it, and we encourage all of our users to download the latest version of the app.TikTok fixes Android bugs that could have led to account hijacks|Zack Whittaker|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
At the Principles for Responsible Investment, a UN-supported initiative of over 3,000 investors worldwide with more than $100 trillion in assets, we not only welcome this scrutiny—we encourage it.To fight systemic racism, the investment industry needs to look at its whiteness first|jakemeth|September 10, 2020|Fortune
That doesn’t present the same value of place as encouraging diversity in the fermentation in the place that the grapes were grown.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste?|Carolyn Beans|September 10, 2020|Science News
These (roughly) $2,500 ceremonies are supposedly about encouraging “positive feelings” on the part of the single brides.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Branch helped women feel beautiful by encouraging them to embrace their natural selves as she had.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not about encouraging aspiring butchers to live out their violent fantasies in Syria.
Encouraging any victim of crime to come forward makes us all safer.
When used improperly those encouraging statistics take a nose dive.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, that sounded very encouraging, he thought, so he took hope anew that it would be accepted.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The report to the end of 1883 stated that during the year the progress of the school had been of an encouraging character.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
This story was not very encouraging, but the fine weather and our good ship relieved us of all anxiety.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The same intriguing sycophant who had encouraged the Papist in one fatal error was now encouraging the soldier in another.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The reception was not encouraging, only one anonymous critic speaking warmly in praise of the music.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky