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Meaning of 励

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(Trad.: 勵)
Pinyin:
English Definition: surname Li; to encourage; to urge
Chinese Definition:
①劝勉:励志(勉励意志)。励行(xíng)。奖励。勉励。励精图治。
②姓氏。
③古同“厉”、“砺”,磨炼,振奋。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strength) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] whetstone; to grind, to sharpen, to whet
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words
鼓励 to encourage
奖励 jiǎng to reward; reward (as encouragement)
激励 to encourage; to urge; motivation; incentive
激励机制 zhì incentive mechanism; motivation method
勉励 miǎn to encourage
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