encourage (someone) in (something)

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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.
See also: encourage

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.
See also: encourage