Focus on the pronunciation of encourage
English definition of “encourage”
/ɪnˈkɜr·ɪdʒ/, /-ˈkʌr·ɪdʒ/ v [T]
› to help someone to feel confident and able to do something, or to give advice to someone to do something: Our parents always encouraged us to ask questions. › If something encourages an activity, it supports it or makes it more likely: The city needs to encourage job creation. encouragement
/ɪnˈkɜr·ɪdʒ·mənt/, /-ˈkʌr·ɪdʒ-/ n [U] › My parents gave me encouragement and support. encouraging
/ɪnˈkɜr·ə·dʒɪŋ/, /-ˈkʌr·ə-/ adj › Early results of the experiment were extremely encouraging.