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encourage

US [ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒ]
UK [ɪn'kʌrɪdʒ]
  • v.鼓励;激励;促进;助长
  • Web支持;怂恿;鞭策
Simple Present:encourages  Present Participle:encouraging  Past Tense:encouraged  
Encourage
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v.
1.
支持;鼓励;激励to give sb support, courage or hope
My parents have always encouraged me in my choice of career.
在我选择职业时父母总是鼓励我。
We were greatly encouraged by the positive response of the public.
公众所持的肯定态度给了我们极大的鼓舞。
2.
~ sb to do sth.~ doing sth
鼓动;劝告;怂恿to persuade sb to do sth by making it easier for them and making them believe it is a good thing to do
Banks actively encourage people to borrow money.
银行积极鼓动人们贷款。
3.
促进;助长;刺激to make sth more likely to happen or develop
They claim that some computer games encourage violent behaviour in young children.
他们声称有些电脑游戏助长儿童的暴力行为。
Music and lighting are used to encourage shoppers to buy more.
音乐和灯光用于刺激购物者买更多的东西。
Technology encourages multitasking.
技术进步促进多任务处理。

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