encourage translation | English-French dictionary

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encourage

  

      vt  
     [+person]   encourager  
→ 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        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
encourage v.
encourager

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
Ne l'encourage pas!
exp.
Nous devons encourager l'innovation.
exp.
encourager qn à faire qch
exp.
Encourage-la à exprimer ses opinions.
exp.
Ils encouragent les garçons à faire preuve de plus de sens artistique.
exp.
inciter qn à faire qch
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'encourage' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
exp.
to encourage
v.
encourage spending, encourage consumption,
exp.
to encourage sb to do sth
exp.
to encourage sb to do sth
exp.
to encourage sb to do sth
v.
sow the seeds of sthg ; encourage ; pave the way to
exp.
The mild climate encourages laziness.
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