encourage

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛnˈkɜrɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(en kûrij, -kur-)


Inflections of 'encourage' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
encourages
v 3rd person singular
encouraging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
encouraged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
encouraged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

encourage

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. encourage [new ideas, creativity, free thinking]
  2. encourage her to [try, make, think, do]
  3. is encouraging him to [know, see, hear, read, have]
  4. encourage your [students, employees, children]
  5. encourage our [customers, users, clients, members]
  6. encourage (them) with a [prize, treat, reward]
  7. are encouraged to [apply, attend, contact]
  8. applications are encouraged from
  9. is positively encouraged
  10. encourage diversity in the [classroom, workplace, wilderness]
  11. (to) encourage good behavior
  12. we encourage participation from
  13. encourage [higher, greater, positive, more]
  14. encourage and [support, assist, promote, reward]
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