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encourage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encourage  \En*cour"age\  (?;  48),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Encouraged}  (?;  48);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Encouraging}.]  [F. 
  encourager;  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  courage  courage.  See 
  {Courage}.] 
  To  give  courage  to  to  inspire  with  courage,  spirit,  or  hope; 
  to  raise,  or  to  increase,  the  confidence  of  to  animate; 
  enhearten;  to  incite;  to  help  forward;  --  the  opposite  of 
  discourage. 
 
  David  encouraged  himself  in  the  Lord.  --1  Sam.  xxx. 
  6. 
 
  Syn:  To  embolden;  inspirit;  animate;  enhearten;  hearten; 
  incite;  cheer;  urge;  impel;  stimulate;  instigate; 
  countenance;  comfort;  promote;  advance;  forward; 
  strengthen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encourage 
  v  1:  contribute  to  the  progress  or  growth  of  "I  am  promoting  the 
  use  of  computers  in  the  classroom"  [syn:  {promote},  {advance}, 
  {boost},  {further}] 
  2:  inspire  with  confidence;  give  hope  or  courage  to  [ant:  {discourage}] 
  3:  spur  on  "His  financial  success  encouraged  him  to  look  for  a 
  wife" 




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