verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
Origin of encourage
SYNONYMS FOR encourage
Examples from the Web for encouraging
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.
Once an event begins, staffers get the party going, encouraging kids to “Rage,” then film it, post it, dream it goes viral.FinnaRage Wants You to Rage at Its Parties. So What if It Ends Up a Riot?|Melanie Plenda|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was encouraging and I endeavored to win the fair Maxine along those lines.Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
The expression of her pale face and singular eyes was far from encouraging.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
I remember only the tender, loyal, encouraging words you uttered just now.Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo|Louis Guimbaud
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
It is encouraging in this respect, that the subject is now fairly up for inquiry before the public mind.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals|Charles Edward Stowe