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Discourage Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
  • deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Discourage'


  • Little Discourage: "Little Discourage" is a song by Scottish rock band Idlewild , from their 2000 album 100 Broken Windows . It was the first single to ...
  • Discouraged worker: In economics , a discouraged worker is a person of legal employment age who is not actively seeking employment or who does not find ...
  • Discouraged Ones: Discouraged Ones (stylized disc√łuraged √łnes) is the third full-length album by Katatonia . The album was released on April 27, 1998. ...

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'Discourage' example sentence in quotations


* Don't let life discourage you everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Richard L. Evans

* Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. - Plato

* If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge


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  • Real democracies don't discourage voting
    To the editor: Americans like to brag about our democracy and the right of our citizens to vote. However, from the beginning of our country, voting rights were restricted. Initially, only white men who were property owners could vote. ("High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on... Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • Threats and bombs will not discourage cops
    Deputy Home Minister says this after molotov cocktail sets car of Customs officer ablaze. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • Suit alleges UAH leaders discourage sexual assault victims from filing charges
    A UAH student reportedly raped by a school hockey player has filed a Title IX Federal Lawsuit against the University and three of the University's employees. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'

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