Translation of encourage in Spanish:

encourage

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒ; ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/

vt

  • 1.1 (give hope, courage to) animar , alentar* we have been encouraged by the response so far la respuesta que hemos recibido hasta el momento es muy alentadora 1.2 (give encouragement to)to encourage sb to + inf she encouraged me to carry on/try again me alentó a seguir adelante/para que volviera a intentarlo if you're too lenient you simply encourage them to misbehave si los consientes demasiado les estás dando alas para que se porten malto encourage sb in sth it encouraged me in the hope that their views might change me dio esperanzas de que cambiarían de opinión don't encourage him in bad habits no le fomentes las malas costumbres 1.3 [industry/competition/laziness] fomentar ; [growth] fomentar , estimular ; [speculation] intensificar*

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