• (adj): Giving courage or confidence or hope.
    Example: "Encouraging advances in medical research"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on encouraging:

Mountbatten Medal - Criteria For Award
... economic significance of electronics and IT, and encouraging their effective use throughout industry in general encouraging excellence in product innovation and the successful ...
Scotland Malawi Partnership - Vision and Mission
... projects in Malawi by Raising awareness and encouraging support Acting as a forum for encouraging best possible practice Enabling organisations in Scotland to take ...
London 2012 Olympic Legacy
... It is variously described as economic - supporting new jobs and skills, encouraging trade, inward investment and tourism sporting - continuing elite success, development of more ...
International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation - Objectives
... the exchange of ideas by international correspondence and by encouraging full dissemination of scientific and professional knowledge Encouraging the formation and development of national pharmaceutical student ...
Peace Education - Definition
... James Page suggests peace education be thought of as "encouraging a commitment to peace as a settled disposition and enhancing the confidence of the individual as an individual agent of peace ...

More definitions of "encouraging":

  • (adj): Furnishing support and encouragement.
    Synonyms: supporting

Famous quotes containing the word encouraging:

    Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope and most melancholy man. There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of nature and has his senses still.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    One set of messages of the society we live in is: Consume. Grow. Do what you want. Amuse yourselves. The very working of this economic system, which has bestowed these unprecedented liberties, most cherished in the form of physical mobility and material prosperity, depends on encouraging people to defy limits.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    I sincerely hope that the incoming Congress will be alive, as it should be, to the importance of our foreign trade and of encouraging it in every way feasible. The possibility of increasing this trade in the Orient, in the Philippines, and in South America is known to everyone who has given the matter attention.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)