1. encouragement

noun. ['ɛnˈkɝːɪdʒmənt'] the expression of approval and support.


  • abettal
  • fosterage
  • promotion
  • vote of confidence
  • approval
  • prodding
  • goading
  • incitement
  • shouting
  • spurring
  • instigation
  • furtherance
  • fostering
  • urging
  • cheering
  • abetment
  • commendation
  • prod
  • spur
  • provocation
  • goad


  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
  • unsatisfactory
  • pull

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Rhymes with Encouragement

  • discouragement

How do you pronounce encouragement?

Pronounce encouragement as ɛnˈkərɪʤmənt.

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Sentences with encouragement

1. Noun, singular or mass
It is also a wonderful opportunity to receive direction, feedback and encouragement from knowledgeable scholars in your discipline.

Quotes about encouragement

1. I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird'... I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.
- Harper Lee

2. Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.
- Charles B. Rangel

3. I hope that my story, I hope that my life is... an encouragement for people, especially in Brooklyn. I feel humbled and blessed.
- Iyanla Vanzant

2. encouragement

noun. ['ɛnˈkɝːɪdʒmənt'] the act of giving hope or support to someone.


  • aid
  • boost
  • morale building
  • assist
  • morale booster
  • assistance


  • demotion
  • disapprobation
  • dislike
  • rejection

3. encouragement

noun. ['ɛnˈkɝːɪdʒmənt'] the feeling of being encouraged.


  • discourage