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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th Edition


transitive verb (-aged; -aging)
Etymology: Middle English encoragen, from Anglo-French encorager, from en- + curage courage
Date: 15th century

1. to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope ; hearten , to attempt to persuade ; urge , to spur on ; stimulate , to give help or patronage to ; foster , encourager noun Synonyms: see: encourage