encourage etymology

English word encourage comes from Anglo-Norman encoragier

Detailed word origin of encourage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
encoragier Anglo-Norman (xno)
encoragen Middle English (enm)
encourage English (eng) To foster, give help or patronage. To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.. To spur on, strongly recommend.

Words with the same origin as encourage

Descendants of encoragier
encouragement encouraging