The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. (noun)
That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people. (noun)
Examples of word encouragement
K J, Your encouragement is also greatly appreciated and I Thank You for calling me a writer!
Essential to this encouragement is a better understanding of the interaction between the market and non-market sectors of our economy.
Kalliope had been kept up by her native dignity and resolution, and had at first gently, then firmly, declined the arguments, persuasions, promises, and final reproaches with which they beset her -- even threatening to disclose what they called encouragement, and assuring her that she need not reckon on
That kind of encouragement is just what you need to hear as you make this next big career leap.
Also: chrsitian encouragement is the most pathetic form of encouragemtn.