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Overview of verb encourage

The verb encourage has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (53) promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

(contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

2. (12) encourage

(inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

3. (1) encourage

(spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife")

Overview of adj encouraging

The adj encouraging has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. encouraging

(giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research")

2. encouraging, supporting

(furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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