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encourage (one) in (something)

To support and urge one on in some pursuit. My dad has always encouraged me in my studies, but he refuses to accept my interest in becoming an actress.
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encourage (one) to (do something)

To urge one to do something. My dad has always encouraged me to become an actress, but I just don't enjoy being the center of attention. That serious illness encouraged Colleen to start thinking about retirement.
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encourage someone in something

to give support to someone about something in particular. We want to encourage her in her musical career. Ted encouraged me in my efforts to become a baseball player.
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encourage someone to do something

to inspire or stimulate someone to do something; to give someone the courage to do something. We encouraged her to develop her musical talents. He encouraged himself to study hard so he could make it into medical school.
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Athletic directors should encourage their athletes to compete as hard as possible in their sport but to never compromise their ethics or morals to win a game.
Here at BLACK ENTERPRISE, we encourage our readers to introduce the children in their lives (including nieces, nephews, and grandchildren) the fundamental principles of money management.
Encourage campers to set goals to "walk across the state" in a steps/miles conversion program.
As a support person and mentor, parents need to learn how to encourage their children to become better parents and avoid making the same mistakes that they made as parents.
5) Encourage employees to save more to help defer future health care costs.
A silly young woman pours milk into a cardboard packet of cereal, then in drinking from it, pours it down the front of her clothing -- not the sort of thing you want to encourage your children to do.
As it continues to look for ways to increase coverage and encourage voluntary compliance, it will focus on reviewing more returns, either through personal contact or correspondence with taxpayers.
Similarly, the elimination of the withholding tax on subsidiary-parent dividends paid to Dutch companies is one of several features in the New Protocol that will encourage increased foreign investment in the United States.
Something parents need to understand is that there are written regulations in the School Lunch Program that encourage and allow parents to contribute to menu planning," she says.
In closing, we strongly encourage the implementation of media literacy curriculum in primary and secondary schools throughout the United States.
In the meantime they encourage the consumers in their vulgarity and superficiality.
Professor Mark Pauly, PhD, chairman of the Department of Health Care Systems of the Wharton School of Business, suggests that use of a tax deduction to encourage people to buy long-term care insurance is illogical.
It also means the courts have agreed with the legislature's desire to encourage redevelopments in Manhattan, he said.
When schools protect religious liberty and encourage freedom of expression by students, faculty and staff, they uphold freedom and democracy.
Our policy is to try to encourage the governments to choose the proven path for development.