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To be or to provide an advantage to
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“There is a strong need to encourage the development of entrepreneurship.”
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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.”
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To champion or endorse a cause
“His words of wisdom have been promoted to encourage free-thinking.”
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To advise or persuade in favor of something
“I encourage you to stay on this strict diet and exercise frequently.”
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To ask or urge someone to do something
“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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