- The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
- All generous of arts. -Otway.
- 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 to prayer. -Byron.
- French: encouragement
- German: Ermutigung
(trans-top, That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.)
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