Definition of encourage in English:

encourage

Line breaks: en|cour¦age
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

encourager

noun
More example sentences
  • Steve was actually a huge encourager of my writing.
  • Mum was that kind of woman - a big supporter and great encourager of her three sons.
  • I will do what's best for the side and I'm a great encourager of individual talent, believe it or not.

Origin

Middle English (formerly also as incourage): from French encourager, from en- 'in' + corage 'courage'.

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