Translation of "encourage" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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encourageverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkʌr.ɪdʒ/ us /ɪnˈkɝː.ɪdʒ/

B1 to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen

刺激,激勵;促進;助長
[ T + to infinitive ] We were encouraged to learn foreign languages at school. 在校時,學校鼓勵我們學習外語。
The council is encouraging the development of the property for both employment and recreation. 市政委員會鼓勵開發該項房地産的目的在於促進就業和增加娛樂設施。

B1 to talk or behave in a way that gives someone confidence to do something

(透過言語或行動)鼓勵,支援
They've always encouraged me in everything I've wanted to do. 不論我想做甚麽,他們總是會鼓勵我。

More examples

  • The new teaching methods encourage children to think for themselves.
  • We encourage the victims to talk freely about their experiences.
  • Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behaviour.
  • His tutor encouraged him to read widely in philosophy.
  • The city council is encouraging jobsharing to make it easier for parents of young children to work.

(Translation of “encourage” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)