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Discourage

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discourage \Dis*cour"age\, noun Lack of courage; cowardliness.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discourage \Dis*cour"age\ (?; 48), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Discouraged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discouraging}.] [Pref. dis- + courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d['e]courager: pref. des- (L. dis-) + corage, F. courage. See {Courage}.]

1. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. --Col. iii. 21.

2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

Syn: To dishearten; dispirit; depress; deject; dissuade; disfavor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

discourage

verb

1: try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth" [syn: {deter}, {discourage}]

2: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged [ant: {encourage}]

3: 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" [syn: {warn}, {discourage}, {admonish}, {monish}]


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