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- UK [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ] / US
Word forms "encourage":
present tense I/you/we/they encourage he/she/it encourages present participle encouraging past tense encouraged past participle encouraged1) to suggest that someone does something that you believe would be goodencourage someone to do something:
We encourage student participation in our classes.
Mum always encouraged us to discuss our problems.•
Adverbs frequently used with encourage
▪ actively, greatly, positively, strongly Nouns frequently used as objects of encourage
▪ cooperation, dialogue, investment, involvement, participation, use2) to provide conditions that help something to happen
measures to actively encourage recycling
Poor hygiene encourages the spread of disease.3) to give someone confidence or hopeencourage someone in something:
His optimism encouraged me.
Frank had encouraged Diana in her ambition to become a model.•
English dictionary. 2014.