→ When things aren't going well, he encourages me.
Don't encourage him! Ne l'encourage pas!
to be encouraged by sth être réconforté (e) par qch
→ Investors were encouraged by the news.
→ We were very encouraged by their reaction to the proposals.
to encourage sb to do sth (gen)
encourager qn à faire qch
→ We want to encourage people to go fishing.
→ He encourages his pupils to think for themselves.
(to do sth undesirable)
inciter qn à faire qch
→ This will only encourage more refugees to come here
→ Their soft attitude can only encourage criminals to persevere in their wicked behaviour
[+industry, growth] encourager
→ The aim is to encourage more business development in areas of low employment
→ The government wants to encourage industry.
→ Their task is to encourage private investment.
[+activity, attitude] encourager
→ Group meetings in the factory were always encouraged.
→ This encouraged the growth of Marxism.
→ a natural substance that encourages cell growth
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