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One entry found for encourage.
Main Entry: en·cour·age
Pronunciation: in-primarystresskschwar-ij, -primarystresskschwa-rij
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -aged; -ag·ing
1 a : to cause to feel courage, spirit, or hope <encouraged by her kind words> b : to try to persuade <encouraged him to go back to school>
2 : to spur on : STIMULATE
3 : to give help to : FOSTER <government grants to encourage young artists> <warm weather encourages plant growth>
- en·cour·age·ment /-mschwant/ noun
- en·cour·ag·ing·ly /-ij-ieng-lemacron, -rij-/ adverb

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