Encouragement - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒmənt|  American pronunciation of the word encouragement
Brit.  |ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word encouragement


- the expression of approval and support
- the act of giving hope or support to someone (syn: boost)
- the feeling of being encouraged


Our aim is the encouragement of investment.

teachers who give their students a lot of encouragement

With support and encouragement from their parents, the students organized a fundraiser.

They offered him gifts of money and other encouragements.

With encouragement, Sally is starting to play with the other children.

She needed no encouragement to continue (=did not need any encouragement).

Your words of encouragement gave us a real lift.

Everyone needs a little bit of encouragement.

Give plenty of praise and encouragement.

his shouted words of encouragement could be heard over the crowd noises

Word forms

singular: encouragement
plural: encouragements
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