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discourages

verb
present tense third-person singular of discourage

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1 to lessen the courage or confidence of
  • I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again

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2 to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action
  • the higher fines may help discourage drivers from speeding on the highway

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“Discourages.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discourages. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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