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dis·cour·age

 (dĭ-skûr′ĭj, -skŭr′-)
tr.v. dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing, dis·cour·ag·es
1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit: Making so little progress after so much effort discouraged us.
2. To dissuade or deter (someone) from doing something: My adviser discouraged me from applying to big universities.
3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections: The agency discouraged all travel to the areas hardest hit by the disease.

[Middle English discoragen, from Old French descoragier : des-, dis- + corage, courage; see courage.]

dis·cour′age·a·ble adj.
dis·cour′ag·er n.
dis·cour′ag·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit
These verbs mean to make less hopeful or enthusiastic: researchers who were discouraged by the problem's magnitude; apathy that disheartened the instructor; did not let the technical difficulties dismay them; a failure that dispirited the team.
Antonym: encourage

discourage

(dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to deprive of the will to persist in something
2. to inhibit; prevent: this solution discourages rust.
3. to oppose by expressing disapproval
disˈcouragement n
disˈcourager n
disˈcouragingly adv

dis•cour•age

(dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-)

v. -aged, -ag•ing. v.t.
1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dispirit.
2. to dissuade (usu. fol. by from).
3. to obstruct by opposition or difficulty; hinder.
4. to express disapproval of; frown upon.
v.i.
5. to become discouraged.
[1400–50; late Middle English discoragen < Middle French descorager, Old French descoragier]
dis•cour′ag•er, n.
dis•cour′age•a•ble, adj.
dis•cour′ag•ing•ly, adv.
syn: discourage, dismay, intimidate mean to dishearten or frighten a person so as to prevent some action. To discourage is to dishearten by expressing disapproval or by suggesting that a contemplated action will probably fail: He was discouraged from going into business. To dismay is to dishearten, shock, or bewilder by sudden difficulties or danger: a prosecutor dismayed by disclosures of new evidence. To intimidate is to deter by making timid: The prospect of making a speech intimidates me.

discourage

To discourage someone from doing something means to make them less willing to do it.

She wants to discourage him from marrying the girl.
The rain discouraged us from going out.

discourage


Past participle: discouraged
Gerund: discouraging

Imperative
discourage
discourage
Present
I discourage
you discourage
he/she/it discourages
we discourage
you discourage
they discourage
Preterite
I discouraged
you discouraged
he/she/it discouraged
we discouraged
you discouraged
they discouraged
Present Continuous
I am discouraging
you are discouraging
he/she/it is discouraging
we are discouraging
you are discouraging
they are discouraging
Present Perfect
I have discouraged
you have discouraged
he/she/it has discouraged
we have discouraged
you have discouraged
they have discouraged
Past Continuous
I was discouraging
you were discouraging
he/she/it was discouraging
we were discouraging
you were discouraging
they were discouraging
Past Perfect
I had discouraged
you had discouraged
he/she/it had discouraged
we had discouraged
you had discouraged
they had discouraged
Future
I will discourage
you will discourage
he/she/it will discourage
we will discourage
you will discourage
they will discourage
Future Perfect
I will have discouraged
you will have discouraged
he/she/it will have discouraged
we will have discouraged
you will have discouraged
they will have discouraged
Future Continuous
I will be discouraging
you will be discouraging
he/she/it will be discouraging
we will be discouraging
you will be discouraging
they will be discouraging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discouraging
you have been discouraging
he/she/it has been discouraging
we have been discouraging
you have been discouraging
they have been discouraging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discouraging
you will have been discouraging
he/she/it will have been discouraging
we will have been discouraging
you will have been discouraging
they will have been discouraging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discouraging
you had been discouraging
he/she/it had been discouraging
we had been discouraging
you had been discouraging
they had been discouraging
Conditional
I would discourage
you would discourage
he/she/it would discourage
we would discourage
you would discourage
they would discourage
Past Conditional
I would have discouraged
you would have discouraged
he/she/it would have discouraged
we would have discouraged
you would have discouraged
they would have discouraged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discourage - try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
2.discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
cast down, deject, depress, dismay, dispirit, demoralise, demoralize, get down - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
dishearten, put off - take away the enthusiasm of
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
pour cold water on, throw cold water on - be discouraging or negative about
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
3.discourage - admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behaviordiscourage - admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
warn - notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

discourage

verb
1. dishearten, daunt, deter, crush, put off, depress, cow, dash, intimidate, dismay, unnerve, unman, overawe, demoralize, cast down, put a damper on, psych out (informal), dispirit, deject Don't let this setback discourage you.
dishearten encourage, inspire, hearten, embolden, gee up
2. put off, deter, prevent, dissuade, talk out of, discountenance a campaign to discourage children from smoking
put off encourage, bid, urge, countenance
3. prevent, check, curb, deter, inhibit, hinder We hope that these measures will discourage further unrest.

discourage

verb
1. To make less hopeful or enthusiastic:
2. To persuade (a person) not to do something:
Idiom: talk out of.
Translations
يُثَبِّطُيُثَبِّطُ العَزيمَهيُثْني عَنيُحاوِلُ مَنْع
odraditodrazovat odzbavit odvahybránitchtít zabránit
afholde fratage modet fra
lannistaanujertaa
obeshrabriti
elijesztelkedvetlenítelveszi a kedvét
draga kjark úrdraga kjark útletja; fá e-n ofan af e-u
・・・の勇気をくじく
용기를 잃게 하다
atimti drąsą ką nors darytiatimti norą ką nors darytiatimti pasitikėjimą savimidrąsos atėmimasnoro atėmimas
atņemt drosmiatrunātlaupīt drosmi/cerību
odvrnitioplašitivzeti pogum
avråda
ทำให้หมดกำลังใจ
cesaretini kırmakengel olmakönlemekvazgeçirmek
làm nản lòng

discourage

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ] VT
1. (= dishearten) → desanimar, desalentar
to get or become discourageddesanimarse, desalentarse
2. (= deter) [+ offer, advances] → rechazar; [+ tendency, relationship] → oponerse a
smoking is discouragedse recomienda no fumar
3. (= dissuade) to discourage sb from doing sthdisuadir a algn de hacer algo
I don't want to discourage you, butno pretendo disuadirte or desanimarte, pero ...

discourage

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ] vt
(= dishearten) [+ person] → décourager
(= dissuade, deter) [+ person] → dissuader, décourager; [+ activity] → décourager, dissuader
to discourage sb from doing sth → dissuader qn de faire qch

discourage

vt
(= dishearten)entmutigen; to become discouraged (by)entmutigt werden (von); (= generally disheartened)mutlos werden (durch)
(= dissuade) to discourage somebody from doing somethingjdm abraten, etw zu tun; (successfully) → jdn davon abbringen, etw zu tun
(= deter, hinder)abhalten; friendship, advances, plan, speculation, investmentzu verhindern suchen; praise, evilabwehren; pridenicht ermutigen; smokingunterbinden; the weather discouraged people from going awaydas Wetter hielt die Leute davon ab wegzufahren

discourage

[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ] vt
a. (dishearten) → scoraggiare
I don't want to discourage you, but ... → non vorrei scoraggiarti, ma...
b. (dissuade, deter) → tentare di dissuadere
to discourage sb from doing sth → tentare di dissuadere qn dal fare qc

discourage

(disˈkaridʒ) , ((American) -ˈkə:-) verb
1. to take away the confidence, hope etc of. His lack of success discouraged him.
2. to try to prevent (by showing disapproval etc). She discouraged all his attempts to get to know her.
3. (with from) to persuade against. The rain discouraged him from going camping.
disˈcouragement noun

discourage

يُثَبِّطُ odradit tage modet fra entmutigen αποθαρρύνω desalentar lannistaa décourager obeshrabriti scoraggiare ・・・の勇気をくじく 용기를 잃게 하다 ontmoedigen gjøre motløs zniechęcić desencorajar приводить в уныние avråda ทำให้หมดกำลังใจ cesaretini kırmak làm nản lòng 劝阻

discourage

v. desanimar, desalentar;
to ___ fromdisuadir.
References in classic literature ?
Moore," she said, "that you do everything in your power to discourage this tendency in Jack, he--"; but she got no further.
John," she said, "something must be done to discourage Jack's tendency toward anything that may excite the cravings for the savage life which I fear he has inherited from you.
A prince, therefore, ought always to take counsel, but only when he wishes and not when others wish; he ought rather to discourage every one from offering advice unless he asks it; but, however, he ought to be a constant inquirer, and afterwards a patient listener concerning the things of which he inquired; also, on learning that nay one, on any consideration, has not told him the truth, he should let his anger be felt.
Secrecy in suits, is a great mean of obtaining; for voicing them to be in forwardness, may discourage some kind of suitors, but doth quicken and awake others.
Emily felt secretly proud of the good opinions which her admirer was gathering; and Francine saw with pleasure that he was asserting his claim to Emily's preference, in the way of all others which would be most likely to discourage his rival.
But I don't want to discourage you I'm sure, Marilla.
the wild life in the state and to discourage the attempts of illegal hunting
MIRPUR -- AJK government devised an integrated plan to protect the wild life in the state and to discourage the attempts of illegal hunting and other unlawful means to this direction by the unauthorized hunters, official sources said on Tuesday.
Cigarette prices have increased elsewhere in the world to discourage smoking, but on the contrary, in Pakistan, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had lowered the tax slab of several brands of cigarettes and reduced Federal Excise Duty (FED) on their packs from Rs32.
The decision of the government to discourage imports of needless items will reduce trade deficit which has touched alarming proportions, said Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt.
Regardless of the September 26 results, which may lead a number of candidates to leave the race after being "discouraged", another poll in October will be even more crucial as the five permanent UNSC members (who have veto powers) will be handed out coloured ballots and will be able to discourage them publicly.
The people involved in this business are so influential that many governments would never support initiatives against this social evil, he said, adding that media can play its role in creating awareness against forgery and substandard products which will safeguard consumers, propel businesses and discourage cheaters.