encouragement Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “encouragement” in the English Dictionary

"encouragement" in British English

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encouragementnoun [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 ​theirparents. 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 givepositive encouragement to ​applications from ​oldercandidates.
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(Definition of encouragement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “encouragement”
in Arabic تَشْجّيع…
in Korean 격려…
in Portuguese encorajamento, estímulo, motivação…
in Catalan encoratjament, suport…
in Japanese 勇気づけ, 励まし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓励,激励, 促进, 激发…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓勵,激勵, 促進, 激發…
in Italian incoraggiamento…
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