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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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“One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.”
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To champion or endorse a cause
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“His words of wisdom have been promoted to encourage free-thinking.”
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To promote or nurture the development of
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“There is a strong need to encourage the development of entrepreneurship.”
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To advise or persuade in favor of something
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“I encourage you to stay on this strict diet and exercise frequently.”
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To ask or urge someone to do something
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“I would encourage you to heed my advice when it comes to nutrition.”
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To put pressure on someone to do something
“I won't encourage you to take the stand, but without your testimony, we have no case.”
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To persuade someone to do something
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To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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Oppose
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To support or tolerate
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Endure
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To enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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To make less inhibited
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State emphatically or publicly
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Seek as romantic partner
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To consider to be crucial or beneficial
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Adjective
Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
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