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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of encourage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. made to feel more courage, hope, or optimism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inspired with confidence
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The president begins the second half of his term encouraged by U.S. stock market gains, but still frustrated by high unemployment which still hovers around 9.8 percent.
Self Portrait engendered, some wanted to think that this was a "new beginning" in the sense of being a return to form, and the title encouraged them to think that.
Spokesman Ziyad Abu-Ein encouraged reporters and international organizations to contact the 181 victims or their survivors to verify the stories.
Specifically, girls need to be encouraged from a young age to draw and play with building tools.
Trimpin encouraged perpetual brainstorming; the group needed written music.
However, I remain encouraged as long as the number stays in the negatives.
McCain encouraged Georgia to go to war with Russia in order to benefit his election campaign.
She always encouraged women to break for her, and that's allright, but sexism goes both ways - to be angry that she was covered a certain way by the media that she encouraged, is hypocritical.
The fact that this attitude is being encouraged from the company itself does seem to warrant a thoughtful blog post.
In the early 1990s, Bill Gavin encouraged me to become