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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 also encourage coaches to lead team discussions about steroid abuse.
A natural progression in teaching their children the building blocks of finances was to encourage their children to either work, as Jasmine had done before going to college, or to start their own business.
Educate your staff on nutrition and encourage them to be healthy role models.
Mentors must be models of wellness that can encourage the development of habits such as conflict resolution, discernment, and good decisionmaking skills.
Insurance plans should encourage individuals to take more responsibility for their health and medical decisions, and proportionate copayments should exist so that everyone has an incentive to manage expenditures responsibly.
A young woman in an attempt to wake her companion drives badly and finishes by driving down a flight of steps, How this encourages one to buy the car I don't see but feel it might encourage a macho young man to show off to his mates in a similar fashion.
This will encourage repatriation of offshore earnings by U.
It may also offer a voluntary compliance program for taxpayers to encourage conformity with the Sec.
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.
Capitalism was now allowed to encourage environmental abuses because competition in this new environment inhibited ethical conduct.
In contrast to the Clinton proposal, the Bush long-term care tax deduction is designed to affect behavior: specifically, to encourage families to purchase long-term care insurance.
The IRS and the FTB also are plan ring incentive efforts to encourage and inform taxpayers that the e-filing option is available, Information on the benefits of e-filing will probably be sent to all taxpayers with routine correspondence as well as included in the tax preparation booklet mailed to taxpayers.
What you have here is the court saying that the hotel did exactly what the policy was meant to encourage.
Allow and encourage educators to discuss complex and/or current events and issues in the classroom.