Bedeutung von “encourage” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/
Extra Examples
ways to encourage recyclingWe're trying to encourage people to switch from cars to bicycles.Both shows encourage audience participation.We were encouraged to make use of all the facilities.Smoking encourages the development of cancer.

B1 to make someone more likely to do something, or make something more likely to happen:

[ + to do sth ] My parents encouraged me to try new things.
Cutting back plants will encourage growth.

B1 to give someone confidence or hope:

My parents encouraged me when things weren't going well at school.
→ Opposite discourage
encouragement noun [ C, U ]


Children need lots of encouragement from their parents.

(Definition von “encourage” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)