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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit.
  • v. To hamper by discouraging; deter.
  • v. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To take away or reduce the courage of.
  • v. To persuade somebody not to do something.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage
  • v. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from.
  • n. Lack of courage; cowardliness.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To deprive of, or cause to lose, courage; dishearten; depress in spirit; deject; dispirit.
  • To lessen or repress courage for; obstruct by opposition or difficulty; dissuade or hinder from: as, to discourage emigration; ill success discourages effort; low prices discourage industry.
  • To lose courage.
  • n. Want of courage, cowardice.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
  • v. try to prevent; show opposition to
  • v. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  • Antonym
    Verb Form
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    advise    rede    counsel    reject    disapprove   
    Cross Reference
    restrain    deter    dissuade   
    depress    cast down    get down    deject    demoralise    intimidate    demoralize    restrain    dispirit    dismay   
    Words with the same meaning
    disfavor    depress    deject    dishearten    dissuade    dispirit    discountenance    cowardliness   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    burrage    courage    encourage