Translation of "discourage" - English-Spanish dictionary

discourage

verb uk /dɪˈskʌr·ɪdʒ/ (present participle discouraging, past tense and past participle discouraged)

to try to persuade someone to stop doing something

disuadir
a campaign to discourage people from smoking

to make someone less confident or enthusiastic about something

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

(Translation of “discourage” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

discourage

verb /disˈkaridʒ, (American) -ˈkəː-/

to take away the confidence, hope etc of

desanimar, desalentar
His lack of success discouraged him.

to try to prevent (by showing disapproval etc)

oponerse
She discouraged all his attempts to get to know her.

(with from) to persuade against

disuadir
The rain discouraged him from going camping.
discouragement noun

desaprobación, desánimo, desaliento

(Translation of “discourage” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)