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Meaning & Definition of Discourage in English

English

Discourage

/dɪskərɪʤ/

verb

1. Try to prevent

  • Show opposition to
  • "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
    synonym:
  • deter
  • ,
  • discourage

2. Deprive of courage or hope

  • Take away hope from
  • Cause to feel discouraged
    synonym:
  • discourage

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • warn
  • ,
  • discourage
  • ,
  • admonish
  • ,
  • monish

Examples of using

She did not let failure discourage her.