from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of encouraging.
- n. The state of being encouraged.
- n. One that encourages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
- n. That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice.
- n. That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of encouraging, or of giving courage or confidence of success; incitement to action or to perseverance; a promoting or advancing.
- n. That which serves to excite courage or confidence; an encouraging fact or circumstance; an incentive or inducement; that which serves to promote or advance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of giving hope or support to someone
- n. the expression of approval and support
- n. the feeling of being encouraged
K J, Your encouragement is also greatly appreciated and I Thank You for calling me a writer!
Essential to this encouragement is a better understanding of the interaction between the market and non-market sectors of our economy.
Kalliope had been kept up by her native dignity and resolution, and had at first gently, then firmly, declined the arguments, persuasions, promises, and final reproaches with which they beset her -- even threatening to disclose what they called encouragement, and assuring her that she need not reckon on
That kind of encouragement is just what you need to hear as you make this next big career leap.
Also: chrsitian encouragement is the most pathetic form of encouragemtn.
Israel, with U.S. help and encouragement, is headed down the path toward destruction.
On the wall where the buses unloaded their passengers someone had taped signs reading Otsukare-sama,'' a phrase of encouragement used for someone who's gone through a long, tiring ordeal.
It is important that encouragement comes from the home, through introduction from a young age to incrementally more complex forms of technology.
You also, always, have something to give to someone else, even it is a smile; even if it is a word of encouragement, a handshake, a hug, a moment spent in conversation.
While the progress made by the youngsters has offered Chelsea some long-term encouragement, they will still now step up their attempts to recruit a centre-half in the transfer window with their Brazil international Alex having suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee operation.