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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
“One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.”
To champion or foster a cause
“His words of wisdom have been promoted to encourage free-thinking.”
To advise or persuade in favor of something
“I encourage you to stay on this strict diet and exercise frequently.”
To put pressure on
“I won't encourage you to take the stand, but without your testimony, we have no case.”
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