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encourage

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
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See also encouragé

English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈkʌɹɪʤ/, SAMPA: /In"kVrIdZ/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ɪnˈkɝɹɪʤ/, SAMPA: /In"k3`rIdZ/
  • Hyphenation: en‧cour‧age

Verb

Infinitive
to encourage

Third person singular
encourag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to encourage (third-person singular simple present encourag, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To mentally support; to motivate.
    I encouraged him during his race.
  2. To recommend.
    We encourage the use of bicycles in town centre.

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French

Verb

encourage

  1. First-person singular present indicative of encourager.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of encourager.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of encourager.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of encourager.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of encourager.

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