encourage

verb

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's man gesturing OK emoji Apple's man gesturing OK emoji Twemoji's man gesturing OK emoji Facebook's man gesturing OK emoji Messenger does not support man gesturing OK emoji Google's man gesturing OK emoji
Emoji One's woman gesturing OK emoji Apple's woman gesturing OK emoji Twemoji's woman gesturing OK emoji Facebook's woman gesturing OK emoji Messenger does not support woman gesturing OK emoji Google's woman gesturing OK emoji
Emoji One's thumbs up emoji Apple's thumbs up emoji Twemoji's thumbs up emoji Facebook's thumbs up emoji Messenger's thumbs up emoji Google's thumbs up emoji
Emoji One's raising hands emoji Apple's raising hands emoji Twemoji's raising hands emoji Facebook's raising hands emoji Messenger's raising hands emoji Google's raising hands emoji

Origin

Middle English (formerly also as incourage): from French encourager, from en- ‘in’ + corage ‘courage’.

Pronunciation

  • encourage /ɛnˈkʌrɪdʒ/
  • encourage /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/