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encourage/ɪnˈkɚrɪʤ/verb
encouragesencouragedencouraging
encourage
/ɪnˈkɚrɪʤ/
verb
encouragesencouragedencouraging
Learner's definition of ENCOURAGE  
[+ object]
: to make (someone) more determined, hopeful, or confident — often used as (be) encouraged — sometimes followed by to + verb
— opposite discourage
: to make (something) more appealing or more likely to happen
   b  : to make (someone) more likely to do something : to tell or advise (someone) to do something
— opposite discourage

— encouraged

adjective,[more encouraged; most encouraged]
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