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discourage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discourage  \Dis*cour"age\  (?;  48),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Discouraged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Discouraging}.]  [Pref.  dis-  + 
  courage:  cf  OF  descoragier  F.  d['e]courager:  pref.  des- 
  (L.  dis-)  +  corage,  F.  courage.  See  {Courage}.] 
  1.  To  extinguish  the  courage  of  to  dishearten;  to  depress 
  the  spirits  of  to  deprive  of  confidence;  to  deject;  -- 
  the  opposite  of  encourage;  as  he  was  discouraged  in  his 
  undertaking;  he  need  not  be  discouraged  from  a  like 
  attempt. 
 
  Fathers,  provoke  not  your  children  to  anger,  lest 
  they  be  discouraged.  --Col.  iii. 
  21. 
 
  2.  To  dishearten  one  with  respect  to  to  discountenance;  to 
  seek  to  check  by  disfavoring;  to  deter  one  from  as  they 
  discouraged  his  efforts. 
 
  Syn:  To  dishearten;  dispirit;  depress;  deject;  dissuade; 
  disfavor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discourage  \Dis*cour"age\,  n. 
  Lack  of  courage;  cowardliness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discourage 
  v  1:  try  to  prevent;  show  opposition  to:  "We  should  discourage 
  this  practice  among  our  youth"  [syn:  {deter}] 
  2:  deprive  of  courage  or  hope;  take  away  hope  from  cause  to 
  feel  discouraged  [ant:  {encourage}] 
  3:  admonish  or  counsel;  "I  warned  him  not  to  go  too  far"  [syn: 
  {warn},  {admonish}] 




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