Associations to the word «Encourage»


ENCOURAGE, verb. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
ENCOURAGE, verb. To spur on, strongly recommend.
ENCOURAGE, verb. To foster, give help or patronage

Dictionary definition

ENCOURAGE, verb. Contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom".
ENCOURAGE, verb. Inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to.
ENCOURAGE, verb. Spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife".

Wise words

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