Significado de “discourage” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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discourageverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈskʌr.ɪdʒ/ us /dɪˈskɝː.ɪdʒ/

discourage verb [ T ] (MAKE LESS CONFIDENT)

B2 to make someone feel less confident, enthusiastic, and positive about something, or less willing to do something:

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

Más ejemplos

  • Don't let me discourage you if it's what you want to do.
  • Her criticism had discouraged him.
  • Don't let her comments discourage you.
  • It discouraged me to hear so little enthusiasm for the project.
  • I don't want to discourage her - merely inject a note of realism.

discourage verb [ T ] (PREVENT)

B2 to prevent or try to prevent something happening or someone doing something, by making things difficult or unpleasant, or by showing disapproval:

a campaign to discourage people from smoking
The authorities have put tanks on the streets to discourage any protest.
Opposite

Más ejemplos

  • We need tougher penalties to discourage miscreants.
  • Leaving an outside light on after dark can discourage a potential burglar.
  • Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds and to discourage looters who ransacked shops and set fire to cars.
  • A new campaign is aimed at discouraging children from watching too much television.
  • The shop employs uniformed security guards to discourage shoplifters.
discouraging
adjective uk /dɪˈskʌr.ɪ.dʒɪŋ/ us /dɪˈskɝː.ɪ.dʒɪŋ/

discouraging results

(Definición de discourage del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

discourage en inglés americano

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discourageverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈskɜr·ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-/

discourage verb [ T ] (MAKE LESS CONFIDENT)

to cause someone to feel less confident or less hopeful:

She sometimes got discouraged about her social life, which was going nowhere, she felt.

discourage verb [ T ] (PREVENT)

to try to prevent something from happening or someone from doing something, or to have the effect of making something less likely:

We tried to discourage him from spending so much money.
Higher taxes could discourage business investment.
The tough competition discourages many athletes from making a serious attempt to make the Olympic team.

(Definición de discourage del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)