Discourage synonyms

dĭ-skûr'ĭj, -skŭr'-
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Something that discourages; a deterrent.
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To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
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To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
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To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
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The definition of dismay is to ruin the courage of someone.
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To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
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To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
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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 be unwilling.
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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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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To dishearten
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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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To become quiet:
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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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(Obs.) To check or verify (payments, accounts, etc.) by comparison with a duplicate register
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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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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Despondency is defined as a state of feeling hopeless or dejected.
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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 deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
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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 set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
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To spur.
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To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.
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To turn aside from a course.
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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 dishearten
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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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To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
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To dishearten
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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 dishearten
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To restrain
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To restrain
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To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
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