Declining interest rates have encouraged Americans to buy houses and cars and have been a positive force on the economy.
Critics argue that the environmental and consumer movements have encouraged Americans to search for the impossible: a risk-free society.
The Bush administration encourages Americans to volunteer, the president said, but ultimately it is an individual choice.
She encouraged Americans to sponsor the emigration of poverty-stricken Afrikaner families.
His welfare reform and balanced budget not only shrank government but also encouraged Americans to believe that it could work.
Romanticizing this period will not encourage speed-addicted Americans toward the fuel-efficient cars we so desperately need.
On the trip he met a Buddhist monk named Washi, who encouraged other Americans to do the same.
She also encouraged African Americans to use the weapons of knowledge, teaching, and writing to overcome inequalities.
More worrisome is that the rise of Bond villains encourages Americans to mistake the enemy for the issue.
He encouraged young Americans to enter Vatican service.