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encourage

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
      • A PNG bridge provides a permissive, directional substrate to encourage and guide long-distance regeneration, and resident Schwann cells provide trophic support and can remyelinate the axons.
      • I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd.
      • Earth up a potato crop several times during the season to encourage more tubers to grow.
  • 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 encourages
      5. en encourager
      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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