The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
thank you for all your support and encouragement
Persuasion to do or to continue something
incentives and encouragement to play sports
The act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief
the encouragement of foreign investment
the expression of approval and support
boost: the act of giving hope or support to someone
the feeling of being encouraged
(encouraging) giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
(encouraging) furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity; That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people