[en-kur-ij, -kuhr-] /ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr-/
verb (used with object), encouraged, encouraging.
to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence:
His coach encouraged him throughout the marathon race to keep on running.
to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.:
One of the chief duties of a teacher is to encourage students.
to promote, advance, or foster:
Poverty often encourages crime.
to inspire (someone) with the courage or confidence (to do something)
to stimulate (something or someone to do something) by approval or help; support
early 15c., from Old French encoragier “make strong, hearten,” from en- “make, put in” (see en- (1)) + corage (see courage). Related: Encouraged; encouraging.
- Endemic typhus
endemic typhus n. See murine typhus.
[en-koun-ter] /ɛnˈkaʊn tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to come upon or meet with, especially unexpectedly: to encounter a new situation. 2. to meet with or contend against (difficulties, opposition, etc.): We encounter so many problems in our work. 3. to meet (a person, military force, etc.) in conflict: We will encounter the enemy at […]
noun, Psychology. 1. a meeting of an encounter group.
[en-der-gon-ik] /ˌɛn dərˈgɒn ɪk/ adjective, Biochemistry. 1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy. /ˌɛndəˈɡɒnɪk/ adjective 1. (of a biochemical reaction) requiring energy to proceed Compare exergonic endergonic end·er·gon·ic (ěn’dər-gŏn’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to a chemical reaction that absorbs energy and therefore cools its surroundings. endergonic (ěn’dər-gŏn’ĭk) Relating to a chemical reaction that requires the […]