- [[t]ɪnkʌ̱rɪʤmənt, AM -kɜ͟ːr-[/t]]
encouragementsN-VAR: oft N of nEncouragement is the activity of encouraging someone, or something that is said or done in order to encourage them.
I also had friends who gave me a great deal of encouragement...
Thanks for your advice and encouragement.
...the notion that tax encouragements and the like would be sufficient to increase people's appetite for supporting charity.
English dictionary. 2008.