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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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Schwartz was a tireless encourager of young scholars and a persistent "developer" of established scholars, persuading them to submit their work to the journal.
A relentless encourager, he constantly reminded us that the material we were trying to learn was "not rocket science.
Nous appuyons egalement d'autres projets visant a encourager l'entrepreneuriat et a stimuler la croissance economique grace a l'innovation.
Rambert played a significant role as a discoverer and encourager of talent, but it was de Valois who eventually made the lasting, institutional contribution.
The numerous references to headhunting prompt no analysis of this presumed institution, and its attribution to mountain as well as plains aborigines - sharply distinguished in other respects by this study - makes one wonder whether headhunting was practiced as a cult (as distinct from mutilation of battle dead pour encourager les autres, a habit both Chinese and Dutch were fond of).
While she touches on some accurate and depressing sociological observations about the role of heavy metal and gangsta rap as a repository and encourager of the worst sorts of attitudes and behaviors among adolescent males, she fails to make her case about the causes of the problems she sees in pop music, and in the end posits no useful method of solving them.
The therapist does not actively play with the child, but rather participates as an observer, encourager, and reflector of feelings (Axline, 1948; Landreth, 1991).
Un nouveau mecanisme sera mis en place pour encourager les operateurs du secteur y compris les agences de tourisme et de voyages a investir dans la realisation de structures touristiques.
Les resultats des differentes enquetes avaient attire en son temps l'attention des responsables du departement de la sante et une serie d'actions et de mesures ont ete entreprises pour relancer et encourager la pratique de l'allaitement maternel.
Al-Tayib Al-Sammani a declare a la SUNA que le prix vise a encourager la recherche et les etudes dans le domaine du handicap et de promouvoir les organes de bienfaisance et humanitaires pour soins des personnes handicapees.
Pour atteindre cet objectif, le ministere du Tourisme a developpe une offre diversifiee repondant aux normes internationales et aux attentes des touristes devenus de plus en plus exigeants, a precise le ministre, rappelant les mesures incitatives et les decisions concertees prises pour renforcer la capacite hoteliere d'hebergement et encourager le flux des touristes.
Cela va faire durer la crise, cela va encourager les terroristes a commettre plus de crimes (.
He was, indeed, a gentle man, kind, thoughtful and an encourager of others and their dreams.
He's taking his bad mood out on everybody, but his wife hopes a romantic Valentine's Day meal will cheer up the self-described "cook, taxi, painter and decorator, encourager, the default person to ask anything, provider, giver of cuddles and the one who has to pretend to be in charge.
If you have the desire to do it and you have an encourager, you can do anything you want.