Definitions for "Encourage"
To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage.
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
To give reassurance, stimulation, support, inspiration etc to someone either during or at the completion of a task.
Keywords:  spur, wife, success, him, look
spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
Keywords:  foster, stimulate, help
Stimulate; give help to; foster.
contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"