Definition of Encouragement

1. Noun. The expression of approval and support.




2. Noun. The act of giving hope or support to someone.
Exact synonyms: Boost
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help
Specialized synonyms: Morale Booster, Morale Building
Derivative terms: Boost, Encourage

3. Noun. The feeling of being encouraged.
Generic synonyms: Hope
Derivative terms: Encourage

Definition of Encouragement

1. n. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.

Definition of Encouragement

1. Noun. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. ¹

2. Noun. That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encouragement

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Encouragement

encoring
encoubert
encouberts
encounter
encounter group
encountered
encounterer
encounterers
encountering
encounters
encountre
encountrynge
encourage
encourageable
encouraged
encouragement (current term)
encouragements
encourager
encouragers
encourages
encouragest
encourageth
encouraging
encouragingly
encouragingness
encowl
encowled
encowling
encowls
encradle

Literary usage of Encouragement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1892)
"But the encouragement and protection of American manufactures by a wise imposition of duties would stop all this, dispel the gloom, and raise the nagging ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"'Ihis is especially true of judicial astrology, which, however, by its constant encouragement of fatalistic views unsettles the belief in a Divine ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"G. * See, on Zoroaster's encouragement of agriculture, the ingenious remarks of ... encouragement ..."

4. Household Manufactures in the United States, 1640-1860: A Study in by Rolla Milton Tryon (1917)
"2 THE COLONIES' POLICY OF encouragement During all the time that Parliament was busy legislating to bring about the success of England's antiquated ..."

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