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 ?
For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto the tradition in Plato's Timaeus, and his Atlanticus, it mought encourage one to turn it to a prediction.
5" x 11" laminated cards outlines the six levels of Bloom's taxonomy, defining each level of critical thinking, posing questions that employ each level of thinking, and suggesting various verbs that would encourage one to think at a particular level.
This is a book that will encourage one to recast the framework for how one thinks about and understands aging itself, the process of aging, and the continuing unfolding of one's identity.
I am sure we are not perfect, either as an institution or as people associated with it, but we are a great deal better than the Insight letter on its face, would encourage one to believe.
Ulysses' on Stone Street is divided into distinct intimate areas that encourage one to wander, Ulysses-like, on a little odyssey through the room.
Long's smaller works command a space that is individual, finite, and quiet, and they encourage one to dwell, whereas the larger pieces involve space in a public, expansive manner that compels the viewer to step back from them.
It damns condoms for two long columns, but only after making a statement that would encourage one to think that they are better than nothing.