What are some alternative words for discourage?

Synonyms for discourage
dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deter, discourage(verb)

    try to prevent; show opposition to

    "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

    Synonyms:
    monish, admonish, warn, deter, dissuade

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  2. discourage(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    monish, warn, deter, admonish

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  3. warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    reprove, monish, admonish, warn, deter, caution

    Antonyms:
    encourage

Wiktionary

  1. discourage(verb)

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  2. discourage(verb)

    Antonyms:
    encourage

  3. discourage(verb)

    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can (Abraham Lincoln )

    Antonyms:
    encourage

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discourage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dishearten, dispirit, depress, deject

  2. discourage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dissuade, deter, keep back

  3. discourage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disfavor, discountenance, throw cold water upon, put a damper on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discourage(v)

    Synonyms:
    dishearten, dispirit, depress, deter, dampen, unnerve, oppose, dissuade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discourage":

    deter, dissuade, deterring, dampen, prevent, demotivate

How to pronounce discourage?

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How to use discourage in a sentence?

  1. Ingeborg Oswald:

    I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life.

  2. William Ellery Channing:

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    We haven't really discussed how to dispose of The House, i'm not gon na try to discourage him, you know, he has to do what he thinks is right.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Are you being or have you been discouraged by your age? If Yes, then it's high time you've got to refuse to be discouraged by it. For, your age shouldn't discourage you from pursuing/going after/achieving a new dream/vision/aspiration.

  5. Mayor Liccardo:

    We require motorists to carry automobile insurance, and the insurance industry appropriately encourages and rewards safe driver behavior. We tax tobacco consumption both to discourage risky behavior and to make sure non-smokers are not forced to subsidize the substantial public health costs generated by smoking-related illnesses and deaths, these successful public health models inspire a similar' harm reduction' approach for firearms.


Translations for discourage

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  • تثبيطArabic
  • обезсърчавам, разубеждавам, обезкуражавамBulgarian
  • vzít odvahu, odradit, zastrašitCzech
  • abbringen von, abraten von, abschrecken, entmutigen, abratenGerman
  • αποκαρδιώνωGreek
  • persuadir, acobardar, desalentar, descorazonarSpanish
  • lannistaa, taivutella, luopumaan, nujertaaFinnish
  • décourager, dissuaderFrench
  • mengecilkan hatiIndonesian
  • scoraggiareItalian
  • לדכאHebrew
  • 落胆, がっかり, 思いとどませるJapanese
  • whakapāhunuMāori
  • обесхрабрува, одвраќаMacedonian
  • afraden om, ontraden, ontmoedigenDutch
  • zniechęcaćPolish
  • desalentar, desencorajar, despersuadir, desanimar, dissuadirPortuguese
  • descurajaRomanian
  • отговаривать, отговорить, разубедить, расхолодить, обескуражить, разубеждать, расхолаживать, обескураживатьRussian
  • discourageSwedish
  • ஊக்கம்Tamil
  • నిరుత్సాహపరుచుTelugu
  • กีดกันThai

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