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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But I would encourage you to be aware of your larger neighborhood as well, which I would define first as the Green Building community and even more broadly as the whole movement known as Sustainable Development.
I strongly encourage you to become major data geeks.
Starting with those goals, I encourage you to prioritize them, to determine which ones you'd like to target most of your time and resources on and to develop a detailed strategy to achieve them.
I encourage you to fortify your sustainability credentials to ensure that they remain unassailable.
I strongly encourage you to seek out a broad diversity of strategic partnerships that allow you to expand your base of operations and establish deconstruction as a standard operating procedure for governments, businesses and institutions.