accourage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French acoragier; à (Latin accorage ad) + corage. See courage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈkɜɹɪd͡ʒ/, /əˈkʌɹɪd͡ʒ/
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Verb[edit]

accourage (third-person singular simple present accourages, present participle accouraging, simple past and past participle accouraged)

  1. (obsolete) Encourage.
    • circa 1590: Edmund Spenser, The Second Book of The Faerie Queene — Contayning the Legend of Sir Guyon, or of Temperaunce, Canto VIII, verse 34
      But he endevored with ſpeaches milde
          Her to recomfort, and accourage bold,
          Bidding her feare no more her foeman vilde,
          Nor doubt himſelfe: and who he was her told:
          Yet all that could not from affright her hold,
          Ne to recomfort her at all prevayld;
          For her faint hart was with the froſen cold
          Benumbd ſo inly, that her wits nigh fayld,
      And all her ſences with abaſhment quite were quayld.

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