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  Definition of Encourage
  1. spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
  2. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
  3. contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
Similar Words: promote, advance, boost, further

 

Hyponyms: cheer, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up, foster, nurture, hollo, hearten, recreate, embolden, draw out, bring out, spur, goad, connive at, wink at, further, help, carry, feed, contribute, lead, conduce

 

Derivational Morphology: encouragement, boost, promotion, furtherance, advancement, supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend, promoter, plugger, improvement, betterment, advance, forwarding

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 鼓励   Danish: opmuntre  
Dutch: aanmoedigen   Finnish: rohkaista  
French: encourager   German: ermutigen  
Hungarian: bátorít   Italian: incoraggiare  
Japanese: 勇気づける   Korean: 격려하다  
Latin: hortor   Norwegian: oppmuntre  
Portuguese: encorajar   Russian: ободрять  
Spanish: animar   Swedish: uppmuntra  
 
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