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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

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

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How to use discourage in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.

  2. Richard L. Evans:

    Don't let life discourage you everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

  3. Police Superintendent David Brown:

    This idea of our officers confronting a 13- and 12-year-old with a gun and the most unthinkable tragedy happens is one of our concerns, but our primary concern, I want to make this clear, is for the victim, and so these consequences, whether you’re young or old, have to be significant in order to discourage this behavior.

  4. Eric Garcetti:

    We can not let a set of difficult numbers discourage us or weaken our resolve.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Age is just a number. That is to say, your age should not discourage you from pursuing and realizing a new dream, vision or aspiration. Thus, disregard your age. For, it does not matter. -Emeasoba George

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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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