encourage


encourage
encourager, n.encouragingly, adv.
/en kerr"ij, -kur"-/, v.t., encouraged, encouraging.
1. to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence: His coach encouraged him throughout the marathon race to keep on running.
2. to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.: One of the chief duties of a teacher is to encourage students.
3. to promote, advance, or foster: Poverty often encourages crime.
[1400-50; late ME encoragen < AF, MF encorag(i)er. See EN-1, COURAGE]
Syn. 1. embolden, hearten, reassure. 2. urge; support, aid, help.
Ant. 1. discourage, dishearten.

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Universalium. 2010.

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