encouragement

noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great, strong
a little, gentle
the slightest

Given the slightest encouragement, he'd leave his job.

extra, further

We needed no further encouragement to stop work.

constant
active, positive
tacit
verbal
VERB + ENCOURAGEMENT
give sb, offer (sb), provide (sb with)

Mick was always ready to offer advice and encouragement.

shout, yell
use

Instead of criticism, use encouragement.

need
draw, find, get, have, receive, take

I draw great encouragement from the fact that the library is always full.

PREPOSITION
with encouragement

With a little encouragement, she could do really well.

encouragement by, encouragement from

You need encouragement from people who understand what you are trying to do.

encouragement to

Getting the boss's support was a great encouragement to those involved.

PHRASES
support and encouragement

We are grateful to all our friends for their support and encouragement.

words of encouragement

Perhaps I can offer a few words of encouragement to those who did not win any prizes this time.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • encouragement — Encouragement …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • encouragement — [ ɑ̃kuraʒmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1564; « courage » fin XIIe; de encourager 1 ♦ Action d encourager. ⇒ incitation. « En matière de signes d encouragement, l amoureux n est pas difficile » (Maurois). Société d encouragement, nom de nombreuses sociétés… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Encouragement — En*cour age*ment, n. [Cf. F. encouragement.] 1. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. [1913 Webster] All generous encouragement of arts. Otway. [1913 Webster] 2. That which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encouragement — ENCOURAGEMENT. s. mas. Ce qui encourage. Les Arts, les Manufactures ont besoin d encouragement. Les louanges sagement placées sont des encouragemens à la vertu, pour la vertu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • encouragement — 1560s, from ENCOURAGE (Cf. encourage) + MENT (Cf. ment), or from M.Fr. encoragement. As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Encouragement — (fr., spr. Angkuraschmang), Ermuthigung, Antrieb; daher Encouragiren (spr. Angkuraschiren), ermuntern; Encourageant (spr. Angkuraschang), aufmunternd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • encouragement — index advocacy, approval, auspices, catalyst, contribution (participation), favor (sanction), gu …   Law dictionary

  • encouragement — [n] help, support advance, advocacy, aid, animation, assistance, backing, boost, cheer, comfort, confidence, consolation, consoling, easement, enlivening, faith, favor, firmness, fortitude, helpfulness, hope, incentive, incitement, inspiration,… …   New thesaurus

  • encouragement — [en kʉr′ijmənt, in kʉr′ijmənt] n. 1. an encouraging or being encouraged 2. something that encourages …   English World dictionary

  • encouragement — n. 1) to give, offer, provide encouragement 2) to find encouragement in 3) warm encouragement * * * [ɪn kʌrɪdʒmənt] offer provide encouragement to find encouragement in to give warm encouragement …   Combinatory dictionary

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