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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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Discourage Sample Sentences in News

  • Ky. Kingdom claims recent lawsuits were planned before the incident
    Kentucky Kingdom's President and CEO says there are plenty of attorneys looking for a quick payday and he intends to discourage that. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • Fox News hosts discourage young women to vote, 'go back on Tinder and Match.com'
    Kimberly Guilfoyle said Tuesday that young women should "excuse themselves" from voting in the upcoming midterm elections. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • No changes to NBA's lottery format
    A proposal to change the current lottery system for the NBA Draft in order to discourage teams from deliberately losing games was rejected Wednesday at the league's Board of Governors meeting. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'

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