discourage

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discourage /dɪˈskɚrəʤ/ verb
discourages; discouraged; discouraging
discourage
/dɪˈskɚrəʤ/
verb
discourages; discouraged; discouraging
Learner's definition of DISCOURAGE
[+ object]
: to make (someone) less determined, hopeful, or confident often used (be/get) discouraged
: to make (something) less likely to happen
: to try to make people not want to do (something)
◊ To discourage (someone) from doing (something) is to tell or advise someone not to do something.
opposite encourage

— discouraged

adjective [more discouraged; most discouraged]
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