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encouragement
American English: /ɪnˈkərɪdʒmənt/
, /ɛnˈkərɪdʒmənt/
British English: /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒm(ə)nt/

Translation of encouragement in Spanish:

noun

uncountable or countable
  • 1 (heartening) cries of encouragement
    gritos (masculine plural) de ánimo or aliento
    his teachers gave him little encouragement
    sus profesores no le dieron mucho ánimo
    Example sentences
    • At each step of the way the characters provide lots of friendly encouragement.
    • Miss Cartwright was unfortunately not the type to offer express encouragement.
    • Nevertheless, the developments I have just described do provide cause for encouragement.
  • 2 (stimulating) the encouragement of trade
    el fomento del comercio
    she doesn't need any encouragement
    no (le) hace falta que la animen a hacerlo

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