encourage collocations and examples

 UK /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ/

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suggest that someone does something that you believe would be good; provide conditions that help something to happen


Adverbs frequently used with encourage
actively, especially, particularly, positively, stronglyShe has responsibility for actively encouraging the involvement of minorities in the programme .
Nouns frequently used as the object of encourage
use or activity: adoption, development, growth, involvement, participation, take-up, uptake, useWe are developing initiatives in this field as a means of encouraging greater participation by young people .working together: collaboration, cooperation, dialogue, sharingAnything that encourages dialogue between parents and the school has to be good.new ideas: creativity, innovationThe aim of the proposal is to encourage creativity and problem-solving skills.spending: investment, spendingThe town is a good example of how planning can encourage long-term investment in the infrastructure.
 
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