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encouragement

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈkʌr.ɪdʒ.mənt/  us   /-ˈkɝː-/
B2 words or behaviour that give someone confidence to do something: Children need lots of encouragement from their parents. I could never have achieved this without the encouragement of my husband and family. words or behaviour that make something more likely to happen: We give positive encouragement to applications from older candidates.
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in Korean 격려…
in Arabic تَشْجّيع…
in Portuguese encorajamento, estímulo, motivação…
in Catalan encoratjament, suport…
in Japanese 勇気づけ, 励まし…
in Italian incoraggiamento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓勵,激勵, 促進, 激發…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓励,激励, 促进, 激发…
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