Part of speech:
To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
Something that discourages; a deterrent.
To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
The definition of dismay is to ruin the courage of someone.
To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
To be unwilling.
To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation:
To affect with or as if with cold.
(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.
To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
The definition of alarm is to warn of danger or to make someone afraid or distressed.
To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To become quiet:
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
To hold back; restrain:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
(Obs.) To check or verify (payments, accounts, etc.) by comparison with a duplicate register
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
(Rare) To send off; issue officially; dispatch
Depress is defined as to press down, make unhappy or less valuable.
To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
Despondency is defined as a state of feeling hopeless or dejected.
The act or an instance of dissuading.
(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
To persuade (a person) not to do something
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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