Bedeutung von “discourage” im Essential American English Dictionary

discourage

verb us /dɪˈskɜr·ɪdʒ, dɪˈskʌr·ɪdʒ/ present participle discouraging, past tense and past participle discouraged

to try to persuade someone to stop doing something:

a campaign to discourage / people from smoking

to make someone less confident or enthusiastic about something:

The thought of how much work she had to do discouraged her.

(Definition von “discourage” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)