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[ UK /ɛnkˈʌɹɪd‍ʒɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ɛnˈkɝɪdʒɪŋ, ɪnˈkɝədʒɪŋ/ ]
  1. giving courage or confidence or hope
    encouraging advances in medical research
  2. furnishing support and encouragement
    the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher
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How To Use encouraging In A Sentence

  • A third-party group headed by a GOP operative is out with a new Nevada ad spot encouraging Latinos in the state not to cast votes in this year's midterm elections. GOP-Linked 'Latinos For Reform' Airs Nevada Ads Urging Hispanics Not To Vote (VIDEO)
  • In her new role she will help to develop the midwives' public health role, with increased support for breastfeeding and encouraging mothers-to-be to stop smoking.
  • An encouraging aspect was that each of the three new caps in the squad contributed to the victory.
  • That lesson has been read as an encouraging one. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The surge in commercial vehicle production was regarded as a particularly encouraging pointer to an improvement in the economy.
  • On a more encouraging note, the Democratic front-runner is out-earning her. Think Progress » Bachmann Accuses The Media Of ‘Treason,’ Claims Use Of ‘Deem And Pass’ Warrants ‘Impeachment’
  • As each hoplite was unshielded on his right side, he relied on the man next to him for protection, encouraging by necessity a strong sense of unity in battle. Alexander the Great
  • However even currently available estimates already show encouraging results in the case 2 scenario described above.
  • Although she enjoys the aesthetic value of wild flowers, her reason for encouraging their widespread growth is principally scientific.
  • In Egypt, Lozah recently visited some youth centres in Aswan that are participating in an initiative encouraging girls and women to utilise traditionally male-dominated spaces: Global Voices in English » Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab World
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