What does encourage mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word encourage? Here's what it means.

Verb
  1. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.
  2. To spur on, strongly recommend.
  3. To foster, give help or patronage
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder
Similar Words
Examples
For some reason, they discourage loitering outside the store, but encourage it inside.
He claims the new regulations will encourage people to invest.
Encourage students to develop their own notational system and analytical symbols.
Encourage children to make their own inclined planes to explore the speed and distance traveled by round objects of different weights and sizes.
Encourage courtesy by reminding children to say please and thank you to those who serve or help them.
Encourage your child to start applying for scholarships for the 2003 academic year.

See Also

Nearby Definitions
Translations for encourage
9-letter Words Starting With
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2018