Encouragement

Definition of Encouragement

En`cour´age`ment
n.1.The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
All generous encouragement of arts.
- Otway.
2.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.
To think of his paternal care,
Is a most sweet encouragement to prayer.
- Byron.

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