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  ( encourages    3rd person present)   ( encouraging    present participle)   ( encouraged    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you encourage someone, you give them confidence, for example by letting them know that what they are doing is good and telling them that they should continue to do it.  
When things aren't going well, he encourages me, telling me not to give up.      V n  
2       verb   If someone is encouraged by something that happens, it gives them hope or confidence.  
usu passive  
Investors were encouraged by the news...      be V-ed by n  
  encouraged      adj   v-link ADJ, oft ADJ that  
We were very encouraged, after over 17,000 pictures were submitted..., I am encouraged that more physicians are asking questions in these meetings and coming to workshops.     
3       verb   If you encourage someone to do something, you try to persuade them to do it, for example by telling them that it would be a pleasant thing to do, or by trying to make it easier for them to do it. You can also encourage an activity.  
Herbie Hancock was encouraged by his family to learn music at a young age...      V n to-inf  
Participation is encouraged at all levels.      V n  
4       verb   If something encourages a particular activity or state, it causes it to happen or increase.  
...a natural substance that encourages cell growth...      V n  
Slow music encourages supermarket-shoppers to browse longer but spend more.      V n to-inf  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


1    animate, buoy up, cheer, comfort, console, embolden, hearten, incite, inspire, inspirit, rally, reassure, rouse, stimulate  
2    abet, advance, advocate, aid, boost, commend, egg on, favour, forward, foster, further, help, promote, prompt, spur, strengthen, succour, support, urge  
   daunt, depress, deter, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, dissuade, hinder, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, retard, scare, throw cold water on     (informal)  

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encouraged, entourage, encouragement, encore

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
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