"encourage" Definition

  1. v. t. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 32836 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t.,
Words that start with "encourage": 4
Words that end with "encourage": 2
Words that contain "encourage": 6
Next words in dictionary: encouraged, encouragement, encourager, encouraging, encowl
Previous words in dictionary: encountering, encounterer, encountered, encounter, encoubert

English Dictionary Definition of encourage

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