Meaning of pour encourager les autres in English:

pour encourager les autres

Pronunciation /ˌpʊər ɒ̃ˌkʊraʒeɪ leɪz ˈəʊtrə/ /ˌpɔːr ɒ̃ˌkʊraʒeɪ leɪz ˈəʊtrə/


  • Of a punishment or sacrifice: as an example to others; to encourage or deter others. Now chiefly in extended and weakened uses.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), army officer and prime minister. From French pour encourager les autres from French pour for, in order to + encourager + les, plural definite article + autres, plural of autre other.