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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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).
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.
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.
We must get out and go to business and encourage them to relocate here," Nash said.
Encourage affiliated camps to query local Forest Service units about potential work projects and encourage them to cooperate in addressing those projects.