encouraged encouraged  /ɛn ˈkɜ rɪdʒd/


  • (adj) inspired with confidence


  1. And that's a shame, because all of us should feel encouraged and comforted, rather than threatened, by the presence of great thinkers in Washington.
  2. Likewise, guests who have money are encouraged to leave a little extra to offset the meals of those who have less to give.
  3. Investigative journalists were encouraged to lay bare local abuses, even if they might implicate members of the Communist Party.


  1. Norfolk church prepares to rise from the ashes of arson

    NORFOLK For more than a year now, members of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church have been encouraged to pray for someone they can’t put a name or a face to – the arsonist who set fire to their church. It’s one of many exercises in faith the Rev. John Monroe has tried to pull from the ashes of a May 2012 fire that badly damaged the place of worship built in 1941.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. Ballet & Tap

    Dance is a great way to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Children are encouraged to use their creative imagination and are free to be themselves through the expressive movements of dance. Above all, dance builds discipline and structure and is a great way to get children to get moving. The Ballet & Tap class ranges from classical style to the new craze of rhythm tap. This class teaches the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. PennDOT encourages motorcyclists to ride to work Monday, June 17

    Motorcyclists are encouraged to get out and ride their bikes to work on National Ride to Work Day this Monday, June 17. "National Ride to Work Day is a great way to highlight the freedom andexcitement riders experience on their motorcycles," PennDOT Secretary BarryJ.Schoch said. "The event is also a reminder that motorcycles and othervehiclesshould share the road safely throughout the riding ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Mercury


  1. "The gaps have narrowed," he said. "And we believe there are opportunities to further narrow those gaps, to allow the sides to take that next step to the direct talks. And so we're encouraged."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Daniel Source: The Associated Press

  2. Voicing hope of a resolution "in the next several days", Clinton said: "He is going to announce his intentions. I am going to let him do that but I am encouraged at the direction that the situation is moving."
    on Oct 19, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AFP

  3. "They (African coaches) are not being given the confidence, they are not being encouraged," Weah said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: George Weah Source: The Associated Press

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