[ UK /ɛnkˈʌɹɪd‍ʒd/ ]
[ US /ɛnˈkɝɪdʒd, ɪnˈkɝədʒd/ ]
  1. inspired with confidence
    felt bucked up by his success
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How To Use encouraged In A Sentence

  • At the top end of the glen darts of sunshine poked through the billowing clouds and encouraged us to go for it and, fully rigged up in waterproofs, we were soon splashing our way up into the Lairig Eilde.
  • The joke got a big laugh, which encouraged me to continue.
  • Rapid market growth and sector under-capacity encouraged Pilkingtons to expand and attracted new entrants to the marketplace without adverse effects on profits.
  • Patients were encouraged to perform mobilization of the involved ankle several times per day after unstrapping the two most distal straps.
  • Encouraged by her example, they all set to work with a fresh sense of purpose.
  • Protective pads and headgear would be encouraged to reduce the amount of fatalities right off the bat.
  • The alternative of drag-racing, where hounds chase a sack of aniseed instead of a fox, is encouraged by these activists.
  • Her friends encouraged her and Megan reached over to pinch the skin on the back of Rick's kneecap.
  • Wealth is something that we are all encouraged to aspire to, rightly or wrongly. Times, Sunday Times
  • She's saying that homosexuals should be allowed to pursue orientation change if they want it -- not that they *should* want it, or should be encouraged to use it. Marcotte blames sexism for her troubles.
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