Definition Of encourage
give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).
we were encouraged by the success of this venture
Example Of encourage
All are welcome and new members are particularly encouraged to attend.
All residents are asked to make an effort to support this initiative and children are also encouraged to participate.
All these factors encourage smoking and do not help efforts to reduce it.
Banks encourage what is for them a profitable orgy of borrowing, and luxury imports surge.
Despite the dangers, some parents actively encourage their children to take part in the street clashes.