Definition of 'encourage'
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The increase could also encourage more motorists to drive illegally without cover. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the campaign is about more than encouraging local residents to read. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Critics say ministers should be looking at encouraging people to give up sugar themselves. The Sun (2016)Police dropped in to help us encourage parents to go home and get the uniform sorted. The Sun (2016)That made me feel hugely encouraged but also rather guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Local people will also be encouraged to look out for suspicious behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In one town old people have been encouraged to give up their driving licences in return for free noodles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Tory peer would also like to see employers encouraged to help to people save for care. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is it about outsourcing that encourages such odd, self-defeating behaviour? Computing (2010)On the ones that were inhabited, they most likely encouraged enforced group activity, with nowhere to hide from the conga line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That further encouraged optimism about the health of the biggest economy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You will become more joyful as your focus turns outward to helping and encouraging others. Christianity Today (2000)For him to encourage us to give money when he is being paid is a disgrace. The Sun (2007)There is so much firms can do to encourage mothers to continue their careers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Men are much more forgiving and encouraging about flesh than women are. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can only encourage and help people to get better when there is accountability. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do websites like this encourage people to give up on relationships instead of sorting their problems? The Sun (2013)The young mothers will also be encouraged to remain in their family homes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Encourage physical activity such as going out dancing and park walks. The Sun (2013)It is not about encouraging people to leave a sinking ship. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wildlife groups encourage homeowners to help hedgehogs by cutting holes in the bottom of fences. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ask about her marriage and encourage her to give it another try. The Sun (2008)More firms should also be encouraged to take on youngsters for apprenticeships. The Sun (2011)And to what extent does the tax regime encourage entrepreneurial activity in the first place? Times, Sunday Times (2012)We must help encourage them to fulfil their potential. The Sun (2012)It also appears to encourage the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Allowing these casinos to open would have invited yet more criminal activity and encouraged more addicts. The Sun (2007)It may have made me feel more secure about myself and encouraged other women to do the same. The Sun (2009)The success of the innumerable pictures along these identical lines that we have produced in the past encourages us to continue. Writers in Hollywood, 1915-51 (1990)More to encourage others to give. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'encourage'
British English: encourage /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/ VERB
If you encourage someone, you give them confidence, for example by letting them know that what they are doing is good.
When things aren't going well, he encourages me, telling me not to give up.
- American English: encourage
- Arabic: يُشَجِّعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: encorajar
- Chinese: 鼓励
- Croatian: ohrabriti
- Czech: povzbudit
- Danish: opmuntre
- Dutch: aanmoedigen
- European Spanish: animar
- Finnish: rohkaista
- French: encourager
- German: ermutigen
- Greek: ενθαρρύνω
- Italian: incoraggiare
- Japanese: 勇気づける
- Korean: 용기를 북돋우다
- Norwegian: oppmuntre
- Polish: zachęcić
- European Portuguese: encorajar
- Romanian: a încuraja
- Russian: ободрять
- Spanish: animar
- Swedish: uppmuntra
- Thai: ให้กำลังใจ
- Turkish: yüreklendirmek
- Ukrainian: заохочувати
- Vietnamese: khuyến khích
Definition of encourage from the Collins English Dictionary
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