Inspiring confidence or hope
When he spoke, he had encouraging news on another matter.
Sure, he had stepped over the line, but hadn't she invited him by encouraging his attention?
Like another Socrates, he taught them to know themselves, repressing vanity, encouraging the despondent, and attaching all alike by his unobtrusive sympathy.
I was watching for some encouraging sign.
Apparently Rob didn't think I'd been encouraging him.