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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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