Definition of DISCOURAGE

verb : DISCOURAGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth" ;

  • 2. (

    ) deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged ;

  • 3. (

    ) advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet" ;


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