HyperDic: discourage

English > 3 senses of the word discourage:
VERBcommunicationdiscourage, detertry to prevent
emotiondiscouragedeprive of courage or hope
communicationdiscourage, warn, admonish, monishadmonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
discourage > pronunciation
Soundsdihsker'ihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > discourage: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtry to prevent; show opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey discourage him from writing the letter
Example"We should discourage this practice among our youth"
Synonymdeter
Broaderdisapprove, rejectdeem wrong or inappropriate
Spanishdesalentar, desanimar, disuadir, evitar, prevenir
Catalandesanimar, descoratjar
Nounsdiscouragementthe act of discouraging
English > discourage: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningdeprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will discourage him
Narrowerdepress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoraliselower someone's spirits
dishearten, put offtake away the enthusiasm of
intimidateTo compel or deter by or as if by threats / threats
throw cold water on, pour cold water onBe discouraging or negative about
Oppositeencourageinspire with confidence
Spanishdesalentar, desanimar, descorazonar, disuadir
Catalandescoratjar, dissuadir
Nounsdiscouragementthe feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
English > discourage: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningadmonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam cannot discourage Sue; They discourage him from writing the letter
Synonymswarn, admonish, monish
Broaderrede, advise, counselGive advice to
Similar towarnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
Spanishamonestar, avisar, prevenir
Catalanadvertir, amonestar, avisar, prevenir

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