discourage


discourage

verb

Definition of DISCOURAGE

1
to lessen the courage or confidence of <I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again>
Phrases throw cold water on
2
to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action <the higher fines may help discourage drivers from speeding on the highway>
Related Words divert; unsell; repel
Near Antonyms egg (on), exhort, goad, prod, urge; impel, induce, prompt

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