Discourage synonyms and antonyms

dĭ-skûr'ĭj, -skŭr'-

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Something that discourages; a deterrent.
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The definition of dismay is to ruin the courage of someone.
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To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
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To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
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To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
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To dishearten
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To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
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To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of. Found primarily in the passive voice.
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To dishearten
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To affect with or as if with cold.
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(Archaic) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
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To dishearten
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To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
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The definition of alarm is to warn of danger or to make someone afraid or distressed.
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To warn
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To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
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To retard or obstruct the progress of.
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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(Obs.) To check or verify (payments, accounts, etc.) by comparison with a duplicate register
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Despondency is defined as a state of feeling hopeless or dejected.
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To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
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To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation:
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To haggle someone to sell at a lower price.
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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To caution (someone) against unwise or unacceptable behaviour. [from 11th c.]
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To dishearten
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To dishearten
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To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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To hold back; restrain:
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To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
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To prevent something from happening.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.
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To persuade (a person) not to do something
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To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
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To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
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To be unwilling.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To turn aside from a course.
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(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
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To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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(Rare) To send off; issue officially; dispatch
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To make easy or easier.
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Depress is defined as to press down, make unhappy or less valuable.
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To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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The act or an instance of dissuading.
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(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
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To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
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To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
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To spur.
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To become quiet:
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To dishearten
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(Often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown.
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To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow. [from 16th c.]
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(Idiomatic, of a suggestion, idea, emotion, achievement, etc.) To belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.
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To restrain
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To restrain
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To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
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To dishearten
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Find another word for discourage. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for discourage, like: discouragement, dismay, dampen, demoralize, deject, break one's heart, confuse, cow, cast down, chill and damp.