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encouragement 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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encouragements, plural;
  1. The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
    • - thank you for all your support and encouragement
  2. Persuasion to do or to continue something
    • - incentives and encouragement to play sports
  3. The act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state, or belief
    • - the encouragement of foreign investment

  1. the expression of approval and support
  2. boost: the act of giving hope or support to someone
  3. the feeling of being encouraged
  4. (encouraging) giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
  5. (encouraging) furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
  6. 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
  7. (encouraging) to be supportive, to inspire