Encouragement Definition

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[n] the act of giving hope or support to someone
[n] the expression of approval and support
[n] the feeling of being encouraged


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boost

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discouragement

Misc. Definitions

\En*cour"age*ment\, n. [Cf. F. encouragement.]
1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. All generous encouragement of arts. --Otway.
2. 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. To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer. --Byron.

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