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encourage (verb), encourages; encouraged; encouraging
1. To motivate, to inspire, to urge: The fitness trainer encouraged Mary to concentrate on her leg movements.
2. To prompt, to strongly advocate: The town's government encouraged people to leave their cars at home and go by bus when shopping.
3. To give aid or support, to help bring about: The parents of the students in school encouraged the idea of having new sports equipment and decided to donate money for this purpose.
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