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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. Damion Hickman:

    I try to discourage direct donations, I don't want people to think we're trying to make money off the kid, we certainly appreciate it and I realize it makes people feel good; 99% of the comments say how inspiring it is. But a fraction of the comments say 'the kid is a marketing tool for a mom and dad business' and we just try not to read them. I started typing a response once and stopped. I feel it's not worth it.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    No one is ever too old to dream big or to realize any dream. Yes! your age shouldn't discourage you from dreaming big. So, dare to dream big, regardless of your age. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Mark Clintworth:

    The European Commission's intention is not to discourage vessel owners from using facilities outside of the EU but to discourage ship owners from using facilities which have proven to present very real danger to life and the general environment.

  4. Priscilla Moriuchi:

    We believe that APT 10 in this case exploited Visma networks to enable secondary operations against Visma's customers, not necessarily to steal Visma's own intellectual property, because they caught it so early they were able to discourage and prevent those secondary attacks.

  5. Theodore Johnson:

    I do think the main objective is to discourage turnout, i absolutely think this is about creating doubt in black voters minds about the Democratic nominee.


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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