ihn kuhr ihj
definition 1: to arouse feelings of hope or courage in; give confidence to; hearten.
example: Winning in the first round of judging encouraged him tremendously.
definition 2: to give help, support, or approval to.
example: Her parents encouraged her in her efforts to become a figure skater.
example: One boy was hitting and teasing the dog, and the others were encouraging him.
definition 3: to stimulate or promote; advance.
example: Plant food will encourage blossoming.
example: The city is putting in more bicycle lanes to encourage bicycling as a way to commute.
example: Early graduation is possible, but the school does not encourage it.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb encourage (definition 3)
encourage + NOUN: ~ participation, ~ involvement, ~ development, ~ growth, ~ investment, ~ creativity, ~ innovation, ~ experimentation, ~ collaboration, ~ efforts, ~ initiatives, ~ reforms, ~ conservation, ~ interaction, ~ tourism, ~ entrepreneurship, ~ recycling, ~ literacy, ~ tolerance