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encouraging


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encouraging  \En*cour"a*ging\,  a. 
  Furnishing  ground  to  hope;  inspiriting;  favoring.  -- 
  {En*cour"a*ging*ly},  adv 
 
  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]: 
 
  encouraging 
  adj  1:  giving  courage  or  confidence  or  hope;  "encouraging  advances 
  in  medical  research"  [ant:  {discouraging}] 
  2:  furnishing  support  and  encouragement;  "the  anxious  child 
  needs  supporting  and  accepting  treatment  from  the  teacher" 
  [syn:  {supporting}] 
  3:  tending  to  favor  or  bring  good  luck;  "miracles  are 
  auspicious  accidents";  "encouraging  omens";  "a  favorable 
  time  to  ask  for  a  raise";  "lucky  stars";  "a  prosperous 
  moment  to  make  a  decision"  [syn:  {auspicious},  {favorable}, 
  {favourable},  {lucky},  {prosperous}] 




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