encourageverb [T]uk /ɪnˈkʌr.ɪdʒ/ us /ɪnˈkɝː.ɪdʒ/
- 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.