Encouraged - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |enˈkɜːrɪdʒd|  American pronunciation of the word encouraged
Brit.  |ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒd|  British pronunciation of the word encouraged
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto encourage
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto encourage


- inspired with confidence


They encouraged us in our work.

My parents encouraged me to go back to college.

They encouraged her to go.

laws that have encouraged the employment of women

Patients are encouraged to get fit.

The children were encouraged to explore mathematics.

He encouraged them to organize for social justice.

He was encouraged by the friendship his coworkers showed him.

Everyone is encouraged to donate.

People are encouraged to donate blood.

...anyone who dissented was encouraged to speak out while they had the chance...

...Churchillian speeches that encouraged Britons to keep their pecker up during those trying times....

...disease experts are encouraged by the recent slowdown in the spread of the virus...

...the police encouraged the tramps who were sleeping in the park to spend the bitterly cold night in the homeless shelter...

...told him she couldn't dance with him just then, but her auspicious smile encouraged him to ask again later...

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