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  • 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 discøuraged ønes) 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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  • Treasury takes steps to discourage offshore tax-shifting inversions
    The Obama administration on Monday announced long-awaited executive actions to try to discourage companies from reincorporating abroad to reduce their U.S. taxes. Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • Obama says new Treasury actions will discourage more tax inversions
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that new steps announced by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discourage companies from pursuing corporate tax-avoidance deals known as "inversions." "We've recently seen a few large corporations announce plans to exploit this loophole, undercutting businesses that act responsibly and l Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'
  • Ryder Cup captains discourage unruly, Medinah-like 'over-exuberance'
    Boooooooooo this. Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter whipping the partisans into a frenzy before their morning match on day two of the 2012 Ryder Cup was great fun and all, but this year’s captains hope to discourage such whooping and hollering at Gleneagles. Decorum, please, gentlemen. "There's a moment for certain things to happen, but there's a line th Read more on this news related to 'Discourage'

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