how to pronounce encourage


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encourage is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of encourage in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… join the pipe we encourage people to …”

meaning of encourage

Encourage means to give support or assistance to someone in order to help them achieve something.

encourage frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word encourage occurs in english on average 51.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics encourage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that encourage can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with encourage


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