Another word for discourage
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These verbs mean to make less hopeful or enthusiastic: researchers who were discouraged by the problem's magnitude; apathy that disheartened the instructor; a failure that dispirited the team.See Also Synonyms at dissuade.
Another word for discourageverb
To make less hopeful or enthusiastic:dishearten, dispirit. See help
To persuade (a person) not to do something:deter, dissuade, divert. Idiom: talk out of. See persuasion