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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Recently, a vegetarian activist encouraged us to do more selective citation--that is, only picking nutrition studies that are positive about vegan diets and focusing on those rather than giving a whole picture.
She encouraged us to use technology as a mechanism to bring us closer together, and for sharing ideas with parents and other educators.
He encouraged us to look again at familiar types and styles of images and their intertwined manifestations in mainstream and alternative culture; fine and folk art; artisanal and industrial production; consumerism, politics and faith.
He knew he was a stepping stone and always encouraged us to take the next step if it was offered to us.
But as time went on, inspiring speeches like this encouraged us to work harder.
Our Western civilisation has encouraged us to be autonomous individuals, but we are also called to live in community, to depend on one another, to be guardian angels, without wings--just as we are, but aware of each other, members of the same family, humanity.
Not only has Jesus encouraged us to "ask and you shall receive," but, in his own words, he has made it clear that our praise of God is warmly welcome.
The increased interest in SERVICEPower that we have experienced from France over the past year has encouraged us to produce a version for the French market," commented Derek Crumpton, general manager Europe for ServicePower.
We were ready to go out and get a private trainer, but (Anselmo) encouraged us to take (Brandon) to group lessons for now, and to nurture the love and natural passion that he has for (golf),'' Berg said.
As the old song goes, it was certainly 'amore' that encouraged us to bring back the Sicilian Meats pizza," said Bill Van Epps, president, USA, Papa John's International, Inc.
One of the important factors that encouraged us to sign the MOU was the current ownership and management of Samlex Europe.
Industry research firms such as Gartner encouraged us to look at SAVVIS and, after a thorough evaluation process, we determined SAVVIS was best qualified to provide us with the highly available, scalable and secure hosting infrastructure and services that would meet our demands.
President and CEO of Inspire, stated, "In the approvable letter, the FDA strongly encouraged us to meet with them to discuss how best to move forward with the application.
The changing regulatory environment encouraged us to evolve our business model into also offering new VoIP service," said Liberty Bell Telecom's President Jay Weber.
The significant pressures we have seen on these wells encouraged us to proceed with plans to build a gas gathering system.