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English definition of “discourage”

discourage

verb [T] (MAKE LESS CONFIDENT)   /dɪˈskɜr·ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-/
to cause someone to feel less confident or less hopeful: She sometimes got discouraged about her social life, which was going nowhere, she felt.
(Definition of discourage verb (MAKE LESS CONFIDENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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