Translation: from spanish

to encourage sb to do sth

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  • encourage — en|cour|age W1S2 [ınˈkʌrıdʒ US ınˈkə:r ] v [T] 1.) to give someone the courage or confidence to do something ≠ ↑discourage ▪ I want to thank everyone who has encouraged and supported me. encourage sb to do sth ▪ Cooder was encouraged to begin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • encourage — verb (T) 1 to say or do something that helps someone have the courage or confidence to do something: Haldene encouraged him in his work. | encourage sb to do sth: Patricia encouraged me to apply for the job. 2 to make something more likely to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • encourage — verb ADVERB ▪ greatly, highly (AmE), strongly ▪ We were greatly encouraged by the support we received. ▪ Speaking your mind is highly encouraged at these sessions. ▪ especially …   Collocations dictionary

  • mark sth down — UK US mark sth down Phrasal Verb with mark({{}}/mɑːk/ verb [T] ► COMMERCE to reduce the price of something, usually in order to encourage people to buy it: mark sth down by sth »Low consumer demand has forced us to mark down a wide range of goods …   Financial and business terms

  • a raft of sth — ► a large amount or number of something: »His plan is to encourage more personal investment with a raft of tax breaks. »Congress is working to complete a raft of spending measures for the new fiscal year. »A whole raft of new guidelines and… …   Financial and business terms

  • hold sth down — UK US hold sth down Phrasal Verb with hold({{}}/həʊld/ verb (held, held) ► to keep something at a low level or to prevent it from rising: »The Fed held down interest rates to encourage growth in the economy. ► to be able to keep a job: »He couldn …   Financial and business terms

  • sell sth off — UK US sell sth off Phrasal Verb with sell({{}}/sel/ verb (sold, sold) ► FINANCE to sell all or part of a business or industry, often at a low price: »He resisted all attempts to sell the public broadcast channel off to the private sector. ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌput sb ˈup to sth — phrasal verb to encourage someone to do something stupid or wrong One of the older boys must have put him up to it.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌwhip sth ˈup — phrasal verb 1) to encourage strong emotions in people 2) informal to quickly prepare something to eat …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • support — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 help and encouragement ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, total ▪ firm, solid, strong ▪ The candidate enjoys the firm support of local industry …   Collocations dictionary

  • visitor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ frequent, regular ▪ occasional ▪ seasonal ▪ rare ▪ casual ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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