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adjective as in bright

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Relatedly, Fischer said that officers would also be “encouraged” to volunteer at least two hours during the workday per pay period in the community they serve.

From Vox

Hundreds tuned in live on Thursday evening to watch Drag Out the Vote’s latest event to encourage LGBTQ people across the country to vote in upcoming elections.

We appreciate the researcher reporting this issue to us so that we could fix it, and we encourage all of our users to download the latest version of the app.

At the Principles for Responsible Investment, a UN-supported initiative of over 3,000 investors worldwide with more than $100 trillion in assets, we not only welcome this scrutiny—we encourage it.

From Fortune

That doesn’t present the same value of place as encouraging diversity in the fermentation in the place that the grapes were grown.

These (roughly) $2,500 ceremonies are supposedly about encouraging “positive feelings” on the part of the single brides.

Branch helped women feel beautiful by encouraging them to embrace their natural selves as she had.

Not about encouraging aspiring butchers to live out their violent fantasies in Syria.

Encouraging any victim of crime to come forward makes us all safer.

When used improperly those encouraging statistics take a nose dive.

Well, that sounded very encouraging, he thought, so he took hope anew that it would be accepted.

The report to the end of 1883 stated that during the year the progress of the school had been of an encouraging character.

This story was not very encouraging, but the fine weather and our good ship relieved us of all anxiety.

The same intriguing sycophant who had encouraged the Papist in one fatal error was now encouraging the soldier in another.

The reception was not encouraging, only one anonymous critic speaking warmly in praise of the music.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to encouraging, such as: hopeful, promising, reassuring, and supportive.

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