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Dictionary definition for: Discourage

1. (v) try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

2. (v) deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

3. (v) admonish 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"

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