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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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Her reply was, 'Do you mean to encourage Mr Sparkler, Fanny?
Moreover, Wood says we not only tolerate expressions of anger, we encourage them, extolling them as examples of self-empowerment.
The widespread construction will create new jobs and encourage economic growth throughout Oregon.
It does appear, however, as if Congress will provide funding at higher levels than the Administration's proposals for a number of programs that encourage collaboration and assist communities, such as Cooperative Forest Health, Cooperative Fire Protection, and Urban and Community Forestry.
Athletic directors should encourage parents to have open discussions with their children about any frustrations they might experience in how they look or how they perform in their sport.
Yet activist groups continue to encourage the unregulated practice of usually undocumented workers finding day jobs outside home-improvement stores, saying it is their right.
AN INITIATIVE to encourage people to cycle into the city centre has been set up after receiving part of a pounds 2 million Government community fund.
Parents have to teach children the value of money and guide them in their spending, encourage them to save, explore entrepreneurship opportunities, and expose them to solid financial planning.
An initiative to encourage people to cycle to Birmingham has been set up after receiving part of a pounds 2 million Government community fund.
Changing feedback systems can also encourage shifts in behavior.
Newly released guidelines for 2005 (Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005) encourage more fruits and vegetables while still keeping moderate amounts of sugar and fats.
2) Allocate more resources to initiatives that encourage healthy lifestyles and prevent disease.
Three adverts in particular appear to me to encourage undesirable behaviour.
Obviously, the IRS is concerned about these statistics on America's view of tax compliance and enforcement and is introducing several new initiatives to encourage compliance and to improve audit coverage.
Prompt ratification of the New Protocol will promote closer ties with a longstanding ally and major trading partner, encourage growth of the U.