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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: encouragement /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒmənt/ 
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  1. 1
    words or actions that give someone confidence or hope

    He would run up and down, shouting encouragement to the team.

    We needed you there to offer words of encouragement.

  2. 2
    words or actions that help something to happen

    financial encouragements to help mothers back to work

    the encouragement of reading and literacy


a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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