Synonyms and Antonyms of discourage
to lessen the courage or confidence of
- I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again.
browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate
depress, sadden, weigh
damp, dampen, deaden
bother, irk, vex, worry
debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken
frighten, horrify, scare
buoy (up), cheer, gladden
animate, enliven, invigorate
enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen
boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action
- The higher fines may help discourage drivers from speeding on the highway.