encourager

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

encourage +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

encourager (plural encouragers)

  1. One who gives encouragement.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

encourager

  1. to encourage

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written encourage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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