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  Definition of Discourage
  1. admonish 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"
  2. try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
  3. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
Similar Words: warn, admonish, monish, deter

 

Hyponyms: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, dishearten, put off, intimidate, restrain, throw cold water on, pour cold water on

 

Grouped Verbs: warn

 

Derivational Morphology: admonition, monition, warning, word of advice, admonisher, monitor, reminder, discouragement, hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, deterrence, disheartenment, dismay

 

 
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