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discourage

verb

1 discourage

Try to prevent; show opposition to:
— We should discourage this practice among our youth.

synonym: deter.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

Roget 616: dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate.    disincline, indispose, shake, stagger; dispirit; discourage, dishearten; ... show more

Roget 509: be disappointed; look blank, look blue; look aghast, stand aghast etc. (wonder) 870; find to one's cost; laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; find one a false prophet.    not realize one's hope, not realize one's expectation.    ... show more

Dutch: ontmoedigen, verhinderen



2 discourage

Deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged.

Dutch: ontmoedigen

3 discourage

Advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior.

synonyms: admonish, monish, warn.

Dutch: waarschuwen


Moby thesaurus: afflict, anticipate, avert, awe, bar, beat down, blunt, bother, cast down, check, chill, cool, cow, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, daunt, debar ... show more.

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