encouragement

  • 1 encouragement — Encouragement …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 2 encouragement — [ ɑ̃kuraʒmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1564; « courage » fin XIIe; de encourager 1 ♦ Action d encourager. ⇒ incitation. « En matière de signes d encouragement, l amoureux n est pas difficile » (Maurois). Société d encouragement, nom de nombreuses sociétés… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Encouragement — En*cour age*ment, n. [Cf. F. encouragement.] 1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. [1913 Webster] All generous encouragement of arts. Otway. [1913 Webster] 2. That which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 encouragement — ENCOURAGEMENT. s. mas. Ce qui encourage. Les Arts, les Manufactures ont besoin d encouragement. Les louanges sagement placées sont des encouragemens à la vertu, pour la vertu …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 encouragement — 1560s, from ENCOURAGE (Cf. encourage) + MENT (Cf. ment), or from M.Fr. encoragement. As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Encouragement — (fr., spr. Angkuraschmang), Ermuthigung, Antrieb; daher Encouragiren (spr. Angkuraschiren), ermuntern; Encourageant (spr. Angkuraschang), aufmunternd …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 encouragement — index advocacy, approval, auspices, catalyst, contribution (participation), favor (sanction), gu …

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  • 8 encouragement — [n] help, support advance, advocacy, aid, animation, assistance, backing, boost, cheer, comfort, confidence, consolation, consoling, easement, enlivening, faith, favor, firmness, fortitude, helpfulness, hope, incentive, incitement, inspiration,… …

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  • 9 encouragement — [en kʉr′ijmənt, in kʉr′ijmənt] n. 1. an encouraging or being encouraged 2. something that encourages …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 encouragement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, strong ▪ a little, gentle ▪ the slightest ▪ Given the slightest encouragement, he d leave his job …

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  • 11 encouragement — n. 1) to give, offer, provide encouragement 2) to find encouragement in 3) warm encouragement * * * [ɪn kʌrɪdʒmənt] offer provide encouragement to find encouragement in to give warm encouragement …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 encouragement — en|cour|age|ment [ınˈkʌrıdʒmənt US ınˈkə: ] n [U] when you encourage someone or something, or the things that encourage them ▪ With encouragement, Sally is starting to play with the other children. ▪ words of encouragement encouragement to do sth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 encouragement */*/ — UK [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms encouragement : singular encouragement plural encouragements 1) words or actions that give someone confidence or hope He would run up and down, shouting encouragement to the team. We …

    English dictionary

  • 14 encouragement — noun a) The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. All generous encouragement of arts. Otway. b) That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance,… …

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  • 15 ENCOURAGEMENT — n. m. Ce qui encourage. Les louanges bien placées sont des encouragements à la vertu, pour la vertu. Les arts, l’agriculture ont besoin d’encouragement. Société d’encouragement. Prix d’encouragement …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 encouragement — (an kou ra je man) s. m. 1°   Action d encourager. L encouragement au travail, à bien faire. 2°   Ce qui encourage. Les éloges et les récompenses sont des encouragements. 3°   Dans le langage administratif, toute protection qui facilite la vente… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 encouragement — en|cour|age|ment [ ın kʌrıdʒmənt ] noun count or uncount ** 1. ) words or actions that give someone confidence or hope: He would run up and down, shouting encouragement to the team. We needed you there to offer words of encouragement. 2. ) words… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 encouragement — [[t]ɪnkʌ̱rɪʤmənt, AM kɜ͟ːr [/t]] encouragements N VAR: oft N of n Encouragement is the activity of encouraging someone, or something that is said or done in order to encourage them. I also had friends who gave me a great deal of encouragement...… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 encouragement — noun 1) she needed a bit of encouragement Syn: heartening, cheering up, inspiration, motivation, stimulation, fortification; support, morale boosting, a boost, a shot in the arm 2) they required no encouragement to get back to work Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 encouragement — noun 1) she needed a bit of encouragement Syn: support, cheering up, inspiration, motivation, stimulation, morale boosting 2) they required no encouragement to get back to work Syn: persuasion, coaxing, urging, pro …

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