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encourage meaning

EN[ɪnˈkʌɹɪdʒ] [ɪnˈkɝɹɪdʒ]
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FR encourage

    Definition of encourage in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGencouragesPRencouragingPT, PPencouragedPREen-SUF-age
    1. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
      1. I encouraged him during his race.
    2. To spur on, strongly recommend.
      1. We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
    3. To foster, give help or patronage.
      1. The royal family has always encouraged the arts in word and deed
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • This encourages the clinical use of aPDT with VIS + wIRA for the treatment of periimplantitis and periodontitis.
      • We encourage the use of bicycles in the town centre.
      • The drug maker Purdue Pharma has agreed [ … ] to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe its painkiller OxyContin.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Prefixes
        • Words by prefix
          • Words prefixed with en-
      • Verbs
        • Reporting verbs
      Related Links:
      1. fr encourage
      2. en encouragement
      3. fr encouragement
      4. fr encouragez
      5. en encourages
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of encourage for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "encourage" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb.
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