encourage (one) to (do something)

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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 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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Recently, a vegetarian activist encouraged us to do more selective citation--that is, only picking nutrition studies that are positive about vegan diets and focusing on those rather than giving a whole picture.
She encouraged us to use technology as a mechanism to bring us closer together, and for sharing ideas with parents and other educators.
He encouraged us to look again at familiar types and styles of images and their intertwined manifestations in mainstream and alternative culture; fine and folk art; artisanal and industrial production; consumerism, politics and faith.
He knew he was a stepping stone and always encouraged us to take the next step if it was offered to us.
But as time went on, inspiring speeches like this encouraged us to work harder.
Our Western civilisation has encouraged us to be autonomous individuals, but we are also called to live in community, to depend on one another, to be guardian angels, without wings--just as we are, but aware of each other, members of the same family, humanity.
Not only has Jesus encouraged us to "ask and you shall receive," but, in his own words, he has made it clear that our praise of God is warmly welcome.
We were ready to go out and get a private trainer, but (Anselmo) encouraged us to take (Brandon) to group lessons for now, and to nurture the love and natural passion that he has for (golf),'' Berg said.