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  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]: 
 
  encouraged 
  adj  :  inspired  with  confidence;  "felt  bucked  up  by  his  success" 
  [syn:  {bucked  up(p)}] 




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