The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the Encouragement of youth in generosity.
All generous Encouragement of arts. -Otway.
That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward ; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little Encouragement among a rude people.
To think of his paternal care, Is a most sweet Encouragement to prayer. -Byron.