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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References in classic literature ?
And I believe you will be encouraging your wife in a hopeless effort, if you encourage her to persist in the search for her lost friend.
She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.