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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discourage

    Synonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

    Antonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

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:

    deter, dissuade, deterring, dampen, prevent, demotivate

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How to use discourage in a sentence?

  1. Labor Minister Sylvia Caceres:

    We have to discourage companies that violate labor standards.

  2. Ingeborg Oswald:

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

  3. Thomas Troward:

    Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

  5. Alan Gottlieb:

    The intent of the new law is obviously to discourage teachers from having firearms to protect themselves and their students, Gottlieb said. But the law allows the school districts locally to make these decisions on their own. And maybe this new law will help convince school districts that they actually should make this decision on their own.


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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