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Meaning of “discourage” - Learner’s Dictionary

discourage

verb     /dɪˈskʌrɪdʒ/
discourage sb from doing sth
B2 to try to persuade someone not to do something: a campaign to discourage people from smokingPreventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDiscouraging and putting off
PREVENT [T]
to try to prevent something from happening: a campaign to discourage smokingPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
LESS CONFIDENT [T]
B2 to make someone less confident or enthusiastic about something: I didn't mean to discourage her.Making people sad, shocked and upsetDiscouraging and putting off
discouragement noun [U] →  Opposite encourage
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