Part of speech: verb

To inspire with courage or hope; incite; promote; countenance.

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Usage examples "encourage":

  1. Let's get a lot of the boys and go over; just to encourage him, you know." - "Tip Lewis and His Lamp", Pansy.
  2. Miss Lavender did not say much, except to encourage him in this determination. - "The Story Of Kennett", Bayard Taylor.
  3. It was not prudent, however, even in his time, for a man to say all he knew, and he carefully avoided the drawing of any conclusions which might encourage further inquiry in that direction. - "The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets", Richard B. Westbrook.