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verb (accourag, ed)
  1. (obsolete) encourage, Encourage.
    • circa 1590: Edmund Spenser, The Second Book of The Faerie Queene " Contayning the Legend of Sir Guyon, or of Temperaunce, Canto VIII, verse 34
    • :But he endevored with Å¿peaches milde <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Her to recomfort, and bold, <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Bidding her feare no more her foeman vilde, <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Nor doubt himÅ¿elfe: and who he was her told: <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Yet all that could not from affright her hold, <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Ne to recomfort her at all prevayld; <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; For her faint hart was with the froÅ¿en cold <br>
    • :&nbsp; &nbsp; Benumbd Å¿o inly, that her wits nigh fayld, <br>
    • :And all her Å¿ences with abaÅ¿hment quite were quayld.
Etymology: Old French acoragier; í (Latin accorage ad) + corage. See courage.


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