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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This Armed Forces Day, government departments are encouraged to promote the Armed Forces Covenant with their suppliers through their procurement activity, and encourage them to sign up to the covenant.
It would probably be hard to stop your children eating sweets, but you could try to encourage them to eat a healthier alternative sometimes, such as a banana.
Parents have to teach children the value of money and guide them in their spending, encourage them to save, explore entrepreneurship opportunities, and expose them to solid financial planning.
* Educate your staff on nutrition and encourage them to be healthy role models.
This program requires mentors, who were once teen mothers, to meet with students often, encourage them to stay in school and to help them with personal issues (UMDNJ Healthstate, 1999).
By mid-semester, I begin to encourage them to explore the local mythology and the tales that contribute to their community's identity.
A better understanding of these responsibilities by our members will encourage them to step up to their duties.
In our practice advising young adults about college admissions, we encourage them to develop as detailed a plan of action as possible, at the same time reassuring them that even the best-laid plans can meet with unexpected twists and turns that alter intended directions.
We press the leadership of these countries to move forward with economic and political reforms at every opportunity and encourage them to create the institutions necessary to that end.
Coaches ski]led in reading their athletes and who encourage them to speak up can successfully prevent the effects of dehydration or injury, assist in skill development and bolster athletes' confidence.
More training is needed in the field to educate agents about the benefits of these initiatives to taxpayers and the IRS and to encourage them to use them on a regular basis.
Instead, I encourage them to use electronic databases and CD-ROM software; in educating accountants for the 21st century, I focus on teaching students how to learn so they can find answers for themselves in an increasingly complex business world.
Reading journal tasks which assist students to process required readings while enhancing their analytical, writing and communication skills, can improve student participation in class and encourage them to maintain constant engagement with course materials.
Counselors should be experts at putting up tents and building fires, but it is important to accept suggestions (as long as they are safe) from campers and encourage them to help initiate activities.
Do not tell campers what to write; encourage them to leave their minds open.