"encouraged" in the verb sense
1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
inspire with confidence give hope or courage to
"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
"encouraged" in the adjective sense
1. bucked up, encouraged
inspired with confidence
"felt bucked up by his success"
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