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We found 33 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word encourage:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. encourage: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. encourage: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. encourage: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. encourage: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. encourage: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. encourage: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Encourage, encourage: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. encourage: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. encourage: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. encourage: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. encourage: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. encourage: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Encourage, encourage: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. encourage: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. encourage: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. encourage: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Encourage: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Encourage: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. encourage: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. encourage: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. encourage: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. encourage: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. encourage: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. encourage: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. encourage: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. encourage: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. encourage: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encourage: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encourage: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encourage: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. encourage: Idioms [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (encourage)

verb:  spur on ("His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife")
verb:  inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
verb:  contribute to the progress or growth of

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Phrases that include encourage:   encourage films, encourage illegally, encourage to do more...

Words similar to encourage:   boost, advance, encouraged, encourager, encouraging, further, promote, abet, hearten, inspire, reassure, seem, urge, more...

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