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Synonyms for discourage

Synonyms for (verb) discourage

Synonyms: warn, monish, discourage, admonish Definition: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior Usage: I warned him not to go too far; I warn you against false assumptions; She warned him to be quiet

Similar words: advise, rede, counsel Definition: give advice to Usage: The teacher counsels troubled students; The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

Synonyms: deter, discourage Definition: try to prevent; show opposition to Usage: We should discourage this practice among our youth

Similar words: disapprove, reject Definition: deem wrong or inappropriate Usage: I disapprove of her child rearing methods