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{adj: bucked up, encouraged} inspired with confidence
"felt bucked up by his success"

{adj: discouraging} depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
"where never is heard a discouraging word"
<-> encouraging

{adj: edified} instructed and encouraged in moral, intellectual, and spiritual improvement

{adj: edifying, enlightening} enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement
"the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"
<-> unedifying

{adj: encouraging, supporting} furnishing support and encouragement
"the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

{adj: encouraging} giving courage or confidence or hope
"encouraging advances in medical research"
<-> discouraging

{adj: favorable, favourable} encouraging or approving or pleasing
"a favorable reply"
"he received a favorable rating"
"listened with a favorable ear"
"made a favorable impression"
<-> unfavorable

{adj: fostered, nourished} encouraged or promoted in growth or development
"dreams of liberty nourished by the blood of patriots cannot easily be given up"

{adj: heartening, inspiriting} cheerfully encouraging

{adj: imprudent} not prudent or wise
"very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"
"would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
<-> prudent

{adj: promotive} tending to further or encourage

{adj: unencouraging} not encouraging

{adj: unfavorable, unfavourable} not encouraging or approving or pleasing
"unfavorable conditions"
"an unfavorable comparison"
"unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
<-> favorable

{adv: encouragingly} in an encouraging manner
"`Go on,' he said encouragingly to his student"
<-> discouragingly

{adv: surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting} definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
"the results are surely encouraging"
"she certainly is a hard worker"
"it's going to be a good day for sure"
"they are coming, for certain"
"they thought he had been killed sure enough"
"he'll win sure as shooting"
"they sure smell good"
"sure he'll come"

{n: Alfred, AElfred, Alfred the Great} king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)

{n: Conservative Party} a political party in Great Britain which developed from the Tories in the 1830s; advocates a mixed economy and encourages property owning

{n: Hadrian, Publius Aelius Hadrianus, Adrian} Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)

{n: Leboyer method of childbirth, Leboyer method} a method of childbirth that tries to minimize the trauma for the newborn; delivery occurs in a quiet dimly lit room and the infant's head is not pulled and immediate bonding between mother and child is encouraged

{n: Meiji Tenno, Mutsuhito} emperor of Japan who encouraged the modernization of Japan (1852-1912)

{n: abettor, abetter} one who helps or encourages or incites another

{n: acceptance} the act of taking something that is offered
"her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"
"he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

{n: active birth} childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant

{n: ambulation} walking about
"the hospital encouraged early ambulation"

{n: arts and crafts} the arts of decorative design and handicraft
"they sponsored arts and crafts in order to encourage craftsmanship in an age of mass production"

{n: dental plaque, bacterial plaque} a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries

{n: directive} a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
"the boss loves to send us directives"

{n: encouragement} the feeling of being encouraged

{n: favorableness, favourableness, advantageousness, positivity, positiveness, profitableness} the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
<-> unfavorableness

{n: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring} a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

{n: labor coach, monitrice} assistant (often the father) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes

{n: tax benefit, tax break} a tax deduction that is granted in order to encourage a particular type of commercial activity

{n: thrift institution} a depository financial institution intended to encourage personal savings and home buying

{n: unfavorableness, unfavourableness} the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
<-> favorableness

{n: urging} the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

{v: abet} assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

{v: bring out} encourage to be less reserved
"The teacher tried to bring out the shy boy"

{v: cheer, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up} urge on or encourage especially by shouts
"The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

{v: connive} encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

{v: discourage} deprive of courage or hope ; take away hope from ; cause to feel discouraged
<-> encourage

{v: encourage} inspire with confidence ; give hope or courage to
<-> discourage

{v: encourage} spur on
"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

{v: hollo} encourage somebody by crying hollo

{v: promote, advance, boost, further, encourage} contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

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