discourage


discourage
01. Her parents tried to [discourage] her from marrying him, but she just ignored them.
02. He became totally [discouraged] after he failed his course a second time.
03. High interest rates are a serious [discouragement] to buying a house these days.
04. Don't get [discouraged] if it doesn't work out the first time. You've got to keep trying.
05. Broken glass had been cemented into the top of the wall to [discourage] people from trying to climb over it.
06. Sales in our first year of business were somewhat [discouraging], but have improved significantly over the past six months.
07. His parents had tried to [discourage] him from studying abroad, but now they see that it was a good decision for him to go.
08. The weather forecast is quite [discouraging] for our ski trip; they're expecting rain.
09. The child felt totally [discouraged] after losing the game 10-0.
10. My parents tried to [discourage] me from buying a new car because new cars lose their value so quickly.
11. Plato once remarked, "Never [discourage] anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."
12. No matter how many times he missed the ball, the young tennis player didn't get [discouraged].
13. Most of Trinidad's East Indian population view marriage as permanent, and [discourage] divorce or the remarriage of widows.
14. Visitors to Ukraine are [discouraged] from trying to compete with Ukrainians in a vodka drinking contest, as they are not likely to win.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • discourage — vb 1 Discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject mean to weaken in qualities that maintain interest, zeal, activity, or power to continue or to resist. Discourage implies not only the loss of courage and confidence but the entrance of fear and the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • discourage — [v1] dishearten, dispirit abash, afflict, alarm, appall, awe, beat down, bother, break one’s heart*, bully, cast down, chill, confuse, cow, dampen, dash, daunt, deject, demoralize, deprecate, depress, dismay, disparage, distress, droop, frighten …   New thesaurus

  • discourage — ► VERB 1) cause a loss of confidence or enthusiasm in. 2) prevent or try to prevent by showing disapproval or creating difficulties. 3) (discourage from) persuade (someone) against (an action). DERIVATIVES discouragement noun discouraging… …   English terms dictionary

  • Discourage — Dis*cour age, n. Lack of courage; cowardliness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discourage — Dis*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discouraged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discouraging}.] [Pref. dis + courage: cf. OF. descoragier, F. d[ e]courager: pref. des (L. dis ) + corage, F. courage. See {Courage}.] 1. To extinguish the courage of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discourage — I verb advise against, affright, animum frangere, argue against, avert, cast down, cause discontent, cause dislike, cause doubt, caution, contraindicate, convince to the contrary, dampen, daunt, deflect, dehort, deject, demoralize, deprecate,… …   Law dictionary

  • discourage — mid 15c., discoragen, from M.Fr. descourager, from O.Fr. descoragier, from des away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + corage (see COURAGE (Cf. courage)). Related: Discouraged; discouragement; discouraging …   Etymology dictionary

  • discourage — [di skʉr′ij] vt. discouraged, discouraging [ME discoragen < OFr descoragier: see DIS & COURAGE] 1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten 2. to advise or persuade (a person) to refrain 3. to prevent or try to prevent by… …   English World dictionary

  • discourage — dis|cour|age [dısˈkʌrıdʒ US ˈkə:r ] v [T] 1.) to persuade someone not to do something, especially by making it seem difficult or bad ≠ ↑encourage ▪ attempts to discourage illegal immigration discourage sb from doing sth ▪ My father is a lawyer,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discourage */ — UK [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms discourage : present tense I/you/we/they discourage he/she/it discourages present participle discouraging past tense discouraged past participle discouraged 1) to try to prevent something from… …   English dictionary