• Definition for "discourage"
    • To deprive of confidence, hope, or nature.
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discourage definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deprive of confidence, hope, or nature.
    • To hamper by discouraging; deter.
    • to try and prevent by articulating disapproval or increasing objections.
    • To extinguish the nerve of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to rob of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage
    • To dishearten one with regards to; to discountenance; to get to check by disfavoring; to deter one from.
    • To rob of confidence, hope, or spirit.
    • To hamper by discouraging; deter.
    • to try and prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections.
    • To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to rob of self-confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage
    • To dishearten one pertaining to; to discountenance; to get to check by disfavoring; to deter one from.
  • verb:
    • To eliminate or reduce the nerve of.
    • To persuade somebody never to make a move.
    • admonish or counsel when it comes to somebody's behavior
    • make an effort to avoid; show resistance to
    • deprive of courage or hope; remove hope from; cause to feel discouraged
    • To take away or lower the courage of.
    • To persuade a person never to take action.
    • admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    • you will need to avoid; show opposition to
    • deprive of nerve or hope; eliminate hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  • noun:
    • not enough courage; cowardliness.
    • Want of nerve, cowardice.
    • decreased courage; cowardliness.
    • Want of nerve, cowardice.
  • others:
    • To deprive of, or trigger to get rid of, courage; dishearten; depress in character; deject; dispirit.
    • To lessen or repress courage for; obstruct by opposition or difficulty; dissuade or hinder from: as, to discourage emigration; ill success discourages effort; low prices discourage industry.
    • To lose courage.
    • To deprive of, or trigger to get rid of, courage; dishearten; depress in character; deject; dispirit.
    • to reduce or repress nerve for; obstruct by resistance or trouble; dissuade or impede from: as, to discourage emigration; sick success discourages effort; affordable prices discourage business.
    • to reduce courage.
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