Encourage

Definition of Encourage

En`cour´age
v. t.1.To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; - the opposite of discourage.
[imp. & p. p. Encouraged (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Encouraging .]
David encouraged himself in the Lord.
- 1 Sam. xxx. 6.

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