Dictionary Results for discourage


1. discourage - verb

· try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

Synonym(s): deter

Hypernym(s): disapprove, reject




2. discourage - verb

· deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

Antonym(s): encourage




3. discourage - verb

· advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

Synonym(s): warn, admonish, monish

Hypernym(s): rede, advise, counsel





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