encouragement

encouragement
[[t]ɪnkʌ̱rɪʤmənt, AM -kɜ͟ːr-[/t]]
encouragements
N-VAR: oft N of n
Encouragement is the activity of encouraging someone, or something that is said or done in order to encourage them.

I also had friends who gave me a great deal of encouragement...

Thanks for your advice and encouragement.

...the notion that tax encouragements and the like would be sufficient to increase people's appetite for supporting charity.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • encouragement — Encouragement …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • encouragement — [ ɑ̃kuraʒmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1564; « courage » fin XIIe; de encourager 1 ♦ Action d encourager. ⇒ incitation. « En matière de signes d encouragement, l amoureux n est pas difficile » (Maurois). Société d encouragement, nom de nombreuses sociétés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Encouragement — En*cour age*ment, n. [Cf. F. encouragement.] 1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. [1913 Webster] All generous encouragement of arts. Otway. [1913 Webster] 2. That which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encouragement — ENCOURAGEMENT. s. mas. Ce qui encourage. Les Arts, les Manufactures ont besoin d encouragement. Les louanges sagement placées sont des encouragemens à la vertu, pour la vertu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • encouragement — 1560s, from ENCOURAGE (Cf. encourage) + MENT (Cf. ment), or from M.Fr. encoragement. As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Encouragement — (fr., spr. Angkuraschmang), Ermuthigung, Antrieb; daher Encouragiren (spr. Angkuraschiren), ermuntern; Encourageant (spr. Angkuraschang), aufmunternd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • encouragement — index advocacy, approval, auspices, catalyst, contribution (participation), favor (sanction), gu …   Law dictionary

  • encouragement — [n] help, support advance, advocacy, aid, animation, assistance, backing, boost, cheer, comfort, confidence, consolation, consoling, easement, enlivening, faith, favor, firmness, fortitude, helpfulness, hope, incentive, incitement, inspiration,… …   New thesaurus

  • encouragement — [en kʉr′ijmənt, in kʉr′ijmənt] n. 1. an encouraging or being encouraged 2. something that encourages …   English World dictionary

  • encouragement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, strong ▪ a little, gentle ▪ the slightest ▪ Given the slightest encouragement, he d leave his job …   Collocations dictionary

  • encouragement — n. 1) to give, offer, provide encouragement 2) to find encouragement in 3) warm encouragement * * * [ɪn kʌrɪdʒmənt] offer provide encouragement to find encouragement in to give warm encouragement …   Combinatory dictionary

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