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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of supporting or helping.

Usage examples (40)
  • Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
  • K J, Your encouragement is also greatly appreciated and I Thank You for calling me a writer!
  • That kind of encouragement is just what you need to hear as you make this next big career leap.
  • Essential to this encouragement is a better understanding of the interaction between the market and non-market sectors of our economy. for more
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