Definitions for discourage

Definitions for (verb) discourage

Main entry: 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

Main entry: deter, discourage

Definition: try to prevent; show opposition to

Usage: We should discourage this practice among our youth

Main entry: discourage

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

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