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.
See also: encourage
References in classic literature ?
And was it not your duty, as a good husband, to encourage me to say more?