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English noun: encouragement

1. encouragement (communication) the expression of approval and support


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation


Narrower (hyponym)abetment, abettal, advancement, cheering, fosterage, fostering, furtherance, goad, goading, incitement, instigation, prod, prodding, promotion, provocation, shouting, spur, spurring, urging, vote of confidence


Antonymsdiscouragement

2. encouragement (act) the act of giving hope or support to someone


Synonymsboost


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help


Narrower (hyponym)morale booster, morale building

3. encouragement (feeling) the feeling of being encouraged


Broader (hypernym)hope









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