Translation of "encourage" - English-Spanish dictionary

encourage

verb uk /ɪnˈkʌr·ɪdʒ/ us /ɪnˈkɜr·ɪdʒ, 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.

(Translation 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.

(Translation of “encourage” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)