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2006.06.13(Review of 2004.07.01 edition)


We all need a little encouragement once in a while. Here's a word that can help!

Today's Lesson
FOSTER   促進する、援助する


  • To foster something is to help it to develop.
  • foster は、何かを成長させるために促進する、援助する、という意味です。


  1. (fictional news story)
    In an attempt to foster local entrepreneurs, the mayor, on Wednesday, announced the establishment of the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  2. Companies can foster loyalty and commitment in their employees by providing them with challenging and exciting work, the chance for career growth, and a competitive salary.
  3. We've found that allowing employees to telecommute helps foster creativity, which is important in our business.
  4. Patents and copyrights foster innovation by making sure that the people who generate new ideas are the ones who profit from them.

英会話レッスンHave a lively, interesting day!