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encourage
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
encourage /in'kʌridʤ/
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm can đảm, làm mạnh dạn
    • khuyến khích, cổ vũ, động viên
    • giúp đỡ, ủng hộ
Concise Dictionary
encourages|encouraged|encouragingɪn'kʌrɪdʒ
verb
+contribute to the progress or growth of
+inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
+spur on

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 hearten, embolden, reassure, buoy (up), stimulate, animate, support, inspirit, inspire, cheer (up), urge or spur on or onward(s), incite, Colloq egg on, pep up:
She encouraged him in his study of medicine.
2 promote, advance, aid, support, help, assist, abet, foster, forward, boost, Colloq give a shot in the arm:
The continued success of the team encouraged attendance at the games.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sb (in sth) to give sb support, courage or hope: My parents have always encouraged me in my choice of career. + We were greatly encouraged by the positive response of the public.
2 to persuade sb to do sth by making it easier for them and making them believe it is a good thing to do: [VN to inf] Banks actively encourage people to borrow money. [also V -ing]
3 ~ sth (in sb/sth) to make sth more likely to happen or develop: [VN] They claim that some computer games encourage violent behaviour in young children. + [VN to inf] Music and lighting are used to encourage shoppers to buy more. [also V -ing]
Antonym: DISCOURAGE
encouraging adjective [not usually before noun]: This month's unemployment figures are not very encouraging. + You could try being a little more encouraging!
encouragingly adverb: to smile / nod encouragingly + The attendance was encouragingly high.
Collocation Dictionary
verb

ADV.

greatly, strongly
We were greatly encouraged by the support we received.
| actively, positively
The government must actively encourage investment in these areas.

VERB + ENCOURAGE

aim to | try to | be designed to
These questions are designed to encourage debate.
| be likely to
Newspapers should not publish material that is likely to encourage discrimination on the grounds of race or colour.

PREP.

in
Her head of department encouraged her in her research work.



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