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Translation of "encourage" - English-Spanish dictionary

encourage

verb   /ɪnˈkʌr·ɪdʒ/ ( present participle encouraging, past tense and past participle encouraged)
B1 to say good things to someone that will make them confident about doing something animar My parents encouraged me to try new things.
B1 to make something more likely to happen fomentar We hope the new hotel will encourage tourism.
(Definition of encourage from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

encourage

verb /inˈkaridʒ, (American) -ˈkəː-/
to give support, confidence or hope to animar The general tried to encourage the troops You should not encourage him in his extravagance I felt encouraged by his praise.
to urge (a person) to do something animar You must encourage him to try again.
encouraging adjective
alentador They received some encouraging news about their son’s recovery from illness.
encouragingly adverb
alentadoramente She smiled at him encouragingly.
encouragement noun
ánimo words of encouragement He must be given every encouragement.
the opposite of encourage is discourage.
(Definition of encourage from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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