encourage

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encourage /ɪnˈkɚrɪʤ/ verb
encourages; encouraged; encouraging
encourage
/ɪnˈkɚrɪʤ/
verb
encourages; encouraged; encouraging
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
: 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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