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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She rated his abilities much higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as hers, he might become a very agreeable companion.
But, for the child's own sake, it ought not to be encouraged to have such amusements,' answered I, as meekly as I could, to make up for such unusual pertinacity.
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
Policyholders are encouraged to seek alternate coverage.
Similarly, when people practicing unacceptable behaviors such as sexual harassment or misuse of resources are removed from an organization, other offenders know similar fates could also befall them and are encouraged to change their ways.
Candidates with interests in a single discipline are encouraged to apply.
Parents should be encouraged to articulate their own values for living and behavior and to teach them in the home.
In support of MTNA, members of PPMTA are encouraged to promote and attend the MTNA National Conference.
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.
Practitioners who are denied participation in the IRS e-file program will be advised to file paper returns and encouraged to resolve their issues with the IRS.
The enthusiasm of these young women as they recount their experiences working in science, math, and technology offers compelling proof that they can succeed in careers that women are not often encouraged to enter.
I've been at weekend conferences where the attendees have been encouraged to acknowledge the Real Presence.
Team members were encouraged to write articles or speak at local chamber of commerce and professional organization meetings about specialty areas as they pertained to firm business.
To spotlight black businesses, RBD sponsors regular promotions, most recently "Support Black Cleaners Month" in which members were encouraged to use black-owned cleaners.