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Meaning of "encourage" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENCOURAGE

encourage  [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENCOURAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Encourage is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb encourage in English.

WHAT DOES ENCOURAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

encourage

Courage International

Courage International, also known as Courage Apostolate is an approved apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, which "ministers to those with homosexual or same-sex attractions". The group consists of laymen and laywomen usually under anonymous discretion, together with a priest, to encourage its members to abstain from acting on their sexual desires and to live chastely according to the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality. Courage also sponsors an outreach program, Encourage, which ministers to relatives and friends of persons with same-sex attractions providing help by "supporting one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer and fellowship." As a means of guiding homosexuals to a life of penance and chastity, the ministry uses the pastoral letters issued in 1986 by Joseph Ratzinger, then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and later Pope Benedict XVI, and those issued in 2006 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Definition of encourage in the English dictionary

The definition of encourage in the dictionary is to inspire with the courage or confidence. Other definition of encourage is to stimulate by approval or help; support.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENCOURAGE

PRESENT

Present
I encourage
you encourage
he/she/it encourages
we encourage
you encourage
they encourage
Present continuous
I am encouraging
you are encouraging
he/she/it is encouraging
we are encouraging
you are encouraging
they are encouraging
Present perfect
I have encouraged
you have encouraged
he/she/it has encouraged
we have encouraged
you have encouraged
they have encouraged
Present perfect continuous
I have been encouraging
you have been encouraging
he/she/it has been encouraging
we have been encouraging
you have been encouraging
they have been encouraging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I encouraged
you encouraged
he/she/it encouraged
we encouraged
you encouraged
they encouraged
Past continuous
I was encouraging
you were encouraging
he/she/it was encouraging
we were encouraging
you were encouraging
they were encouraging
Past perfect
I had encouraged
you had encouraged
he/she/it had encouraged
we had encouraged
you had encouraged
they had encouraged
Past perfect continuous
I had been encouraging
you had been encouraging
he/she/it had been encouraging
we had been encouraging
you had been encouraging
they had been encouraging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will encourage
you will encourage
he/she/it will encourage
we will encourage
you will encourage
they will encourage
Future continuous
I will be encouraging
you will be encouraging
he/she/it will be encouraging
we will be encouraging
you will be encouraging
they will be encouraging
Future perfect
I will have encouraged
you will have encouraged
he/she/it will have encouraged
we will have encouraged
you will have encouraged
they will have encouraged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been encouraging
you will have been encouraging
he/she/it will have been encouraging
we will have been encouraging
you will have been encouraging
they will have been encouraging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would encourage
you would encourage
he/she/it would encourage
we would encourage
you would encourage
they would encourage
Conditional continuous
I would be encouraging
you would be encouraging
he/she/it would be encouraging
we would be encouraging
you would be encouraging
they would be encouraging
Conditional perfect
I would have encourage
you would have encourage
he/she/it would have encourage
we would have encourage
you would have encourage
they would have encourage
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been encouraging
you would have been encouraging
he/she/it would have been encouraging
we would have been encouraging
you would have been encouraging
they would have been encouraging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you encourage
we let´s encourage
you encourage
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to encourage
Past participle
encouraged
Present Participle
encouraging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENCOURAGE


accourage
əˈkʌrɪdʒ
anchorage
ˈæŋkərɪdʒ
average
ˈævərɪdʒ
beverage
ˈbɛvərɪdʒ
bridge
brɪdʒ
brokerage
ˈbrəʊkərɪdʒ
Cambridge
ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ
carriage
ˈkærɪdʒ
cartridge
ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ
courage
ˈkʌrɪdʒ
coverage
ˈkʌvərɪdʒ
demurrage
dɪˈmʌrɪdʒ
discourage
dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ
fridge
frɪdʒ
leverage
ˈliːvərɪdʒ
marriage
ˈmærɪdʒ
Norwich
ˈnɒrɪdʒ
overencourage
ˌəʊvərɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ
ridge
rɪdʒ
storage
ˈstɔːrɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENCOURAGE

encolure
encomendero
encomia
encomiast
encomiastic
encomiastical
encomienda
encomium
encompass
encopresis
encopretic
encore
encounter
encounter group
encounterer
encouraged
encouragement
encourager
encouraging
encouragingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENCOURAGE

arbitrage
barrage
Dutch courage
effleurage
enfleurage
entourage
forage
garage
harbourage
mirage
murage
on average
outrage
parking garage
pasturage
rage
Star of Courage
tirage
underage
weighted average

Synonyms and antonyms of encourage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENCOURAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «encourage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of encourage

Translation of «encourage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENCOURAGE

Find out the translation of encourage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of encourage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «encourage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼓励
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

animar
570 millions of speakers

English

encourage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रोत्साहित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُشَجِّعُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ободрять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encorajar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্সাহিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

encourager
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menggalakkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ermutigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

勇気づける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

용기를 북돋우다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

menehi dorongan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khuyến khích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊக்குவிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रोत्साहित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teşvik etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incoraggiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zachęcić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заохочувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a încuraja
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενθαρρύνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moedig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppmuntra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppmuntre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of encourage

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCOURAGE»

The term «encourage» is very widely used and occupies the 6.139 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENCOURAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «encourage» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «encourage» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about encourage

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «ENCOURAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word encourage.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.
2
Sherman Alexie
I've come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants.
3
Roger Ascham
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
4
George Pierce Baker
We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements.
5
Liane Balaban
Anything we can do to encourage our young people to celebrate the arts and believe in a career in the arts is wonderful for Canada and for Canadian youth.
6
Warren Bennis
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
7
Roy Blunt
The way to create jobs is to encourage private sector job creators.
8
Danny Bonaduce
Now it seems like people want to do damage to young celebrities. They want to find them doing bad things. They encourage them.
9
Phil Bredesen
I like to encourage people who are entrepreneurs-in-waiting.
10
Tony Campolo
In baptism, new Christians become part of a body of fellow believers who are called to spiritually encourage one another and hold one another responsible for consistent Christian living.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENCOURAGE»

Discover the use of encourage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to encourage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
All Learning is Self-directed: How Organizations Can Support ...
This volume is designed to help organizations and their HR and training groups take maximum advantage of the trend toward an independent, self-directed learner workforce.
Daniel R. Tobin, 2000
2
Encourage Me: Caring Words for Heavy Hearts
Encourage Me offers tender insight into the needs of the human heart and how God wants to meet those needs through the gift of encouragement. Swindoll says, "Encouragement is awesome.
Charles R. Swindoll, 1993
3
Encourage Unconventional Thinking
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Do the Right Thing: How Dedicated Employees Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits (9780132343343) by James F. Parker. Available in print and digital formats.
James F. Parker, 2010
4
What is the Matter with Communicative Competence?: An ...
This book integrates recent findings of linguistic research into ELT.
Reinhold Peterwagner, 2005
5
Kisses from a Friend's Heart: Heartwarming Messages that ...
"Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm." Augustine Birrell This book is from me to you -- a special thought to say how much I appreciate you. I am so blessed to have you as my friend!
Howard Books, 2008
6
Encourage Yourself in the Lord
These are things that God gave me as encouragement to face what I faced, and I believe that these words of encouragement will build, lift, and cheer you up, as you face the cares of this life! Be encouraged!
De'angela La'shawnde Haynes, 2010
7
Hugs to Encourage and Inspire: Stories, Sayings, and ...
Hugs generate warmth and affection, and nurture lasting bonds of friendship. Within the pages of this very special book, you'll find a hug after hug filled with inspiration and refreshment for yourself and the ones you love.
John Smith, 1997
8
Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill ...
If you've ever wanted to help but didn't know how, this book provides 505 ways to encourage someone who is hurting, including what to say, not say, what to write in a card, and how to reach out to the entire family.
Lisa J. Copen, 2007
9
C.O.M.E. Comfort, Overcome, Motivate, Encourage
This book expresses everyday life situations.It tells us that as long as we live we will have challenges, disappointments and death.But be encouraged, you can make it with just a little faith, hard work and determination.
Wanda B., 2011
10
Kisses of Encouragement: Heartwarming Messages that ...
This new gift book series features short messages that hold the same significance as a sweet kiss on the cheek of a dearly loved friend, sister, or child.
Howard Books, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENCOURAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term encourage is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Penalties encourage more taxpayers to submit returns on time
THE South African Revenue Service (SARS) received more than R670m in penalties during the 2013 tax season because of outstanding ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
2
Iranian 'Tinder' Seeks to Encourage Marriage But Not Dating
Iran has launched its first official matchmaking website to try to encourage more young people to marry. Nearly half of all Iranians from 18 to 35 ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
Ways Music and the Senses Encourage Meditation
I have been meditating for the past 40+ years. This has led me on a journey to share the awareness of this relaxing and balancing practice with ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Avenue Bank CEO: Three reasons you should encourage your …
Here's something else to think about: There are tangible advantages for business owners who encourage their employees to vote, too. «Nashville Business Journal, Jul 15»
5
Selfridges throws away plastic water bottles to encourage ocean …
Disposable plastic water bottles will be removed from sale by a leading department store from today as part of a campaign to reduce pollution ... «The Times, Jul 15»
6
Stockbrokers encourage calm after NYSE glitch
Local stockbrokers encouraged investors to keep calm Wednesday after a technical glitch caused The New York Stock Exchange to suspend ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
7
Cleveland Police encourage feedback on body cameras
Mayor Frank Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin Williams are launching an electronic survey to encourage feedback from the ... «19 Action News, Jul 15»
8
Jimmy Carter on 'Gay Marriage': 'I Think Jesus Would Encourage
I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay ... «Christian News Network, Jul 15»
9
Health officials encourage back to school vaccinations in the summer
With the start of school about a month away, local health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are up to date on vaccinations. "The summers a ... «KATC Lafayette News, Jul 15»
10
Resident: Summer Meetings Don't Encourage Public Input
If you want to encourage maximum dialogue and citizen participation on significant city issues, when is the best time to hold community ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Encourage [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/encourage>. Jul 2019 ».
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