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encourage (someone) in (something)

To support and urge one in some pursuit. My dad has always encouraged me in my studies, but he refuses to accept my interest in becoming an actress.
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encourage (someone) to (do something)

To urge someone 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 in something

to give support to someone about something in particular. We want to encourage her in her musical career. Ted encouraged me in my efforts to become a baseball player.
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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 if what Wood is trying to say here is that we have become a much more open society, where people are encouraged to express themselves and talk about what's bothering them, well, duh
ODOT has always encouraged recycling, but with the bridge program we have improved it by requiring that contractors recycle wherever they can," says Steve Narkeiwicz, ODOT's consultant program manager.
Comments are encouraged through a link on a new federal website: cooperativeconservation.
Policyholders are encouraged to seek alternate coverage.
Another scheme, Concrete to Coriander, has encouraged women to grow vegetables, herbs and spices at home or on allotments in the Small Heath and Bordesley areas.
For example, by altering the reward system in an organization, leaders can communicate what new behaviors are being encouraged.
Candidates with interests in a single discipline are encouraged to apply.
To this end, research collaboration among government, academic medical institutions and industry should be encouraged and rewarded.
Gary Lineker taking crisps from children's packets of crisps -- children shouldn't be encouraged to copy such behaviour.
Barbara contacted the director of their Child Nutrition Department and was encouraged to submit suggestions for the menu.
Thomas Christians encouraged creativity, supposing that what matters most is not getting it right, where "it" is a set of beliefs, but drawing closer to the "light within.
After discussing this term, we encouraged students to discuss what violent acts might look like, with an impressive range of responses.
In the 1960s the marketers were less damaging when they encouraged nonethical conduct and when they encouraged consumers to waste resources.
It has also become increasingly clear that, given the right circumstances, creativity can be encouraged and stimulated in people.
5 million copies of the magazines are distributed to libraries and classrooms across the country and every teen reader is encouraged to send work to be considered for publication in this national teen treasure.