encouragement encouragement  /ɛn ˈkɜrɪdʒ mənt/


  1. (n) the expression of approval and support
  2. (n) the act of giving hope or support to someone
  3. (n) the feeling of being encouraged


  1. When I was learning how to climb mountains as a blind person, I had a lot of encouragement from experts.
  2. Like many Pakistanis caught between optimism and nervousness, I am constantly seeking sources of encouragement, signs that life here will continue to change for the better.
  3. I spoke earlier this morning to Senator Kennedy's beloved wife, Vicki, who was to the end such a wonderful source of encouragement and strength.


  1. The Rock Star and the Warrior Satellite Media Tour

    In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, Wounded Warrior Project ® conducted a satellite media tour to help spread awareness and messages of hope and encouragement for ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Recent Sell-off Providing Opportunity To Pick Bargains

    The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Monday, with sentiment likely to get a lift from bargain hunting after past week's steep declines. Encouragement for picking up bargains could also come from the results of a regional manufacturing survey, which showed that activity in the New York region expanded notably more than expected.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. Nationwide Arms IT Pros for New Tech Challenges

    IT staffers get plenty of training, teamwork and encouragement at the No. 28-ranked company on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CIO


  1. "It's not America's role to dictate the outcome, but we will help with the negotiations and provide all the support and encouragement we can," Cheney said. "We want to see a resolution to the conflict and an end to the terrorism that has...
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: CNN International

  2. "I have received a great deal of encouragement to make a run for the Senate in 2010 from people across the political spectrum because these are all issues that need focused attention in Washington," Fiorina said in a statement. "Today's...
    on Aug 18, 2009 By: Carly Fiorina Source: Politico

  3. "Ruth and I appreciate, more than we can express, the prayers and letters of encouragement we have received from people across the country and around the world," Graham said Wednesday.
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Ruth Graham Source: USA Today

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