Definition of 'discourage'
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There is anecdotal evidence that it may well have discouraged some victims from reporting. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These two transaction costs discourage foreign investment and borrowing. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)Young people are discouraged from playing sport in part because the facilities are terrible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They have friends that do them but they actively discourage it. The Sun (2008)But what of the twin objections that all this would discourage future investment and penalise past saving? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would certainly be more constructive than discouraging people from saving for their old age. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They actively discourage charity and contribute to a culture of anxiety and bullying. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But this is likely to discourage investment without closing the gap. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was great for discouraging other people wanting to share a room with me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And anyone thinking of serious modernisation would be actively discouraged. Times, Sunday Times (2006)American policy continues to discourage foreign investment by attempting to raise taxes on foreign earnings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This problem of "ownership" of new concepts may discourage some service organisations from formal innovation policies. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It will also make life difficult for the whistleblower and may discourage others from speaking up in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The first lesson is rather discouraging for Barclays. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Actually, it rather discourages originality with respect to core convictions. Christianity Today (2000)They didn't actively discourage me but instead suggested other interests. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This would be the worst possible time to raise the cost of capital and discourage long-term investment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For the first time, the powerful force of inertia will be harnessed to encourage rather than discourage saving. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bulgaria and Romania both claim that to postpone entry would discourage them, rather than give more incentive to reform. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: discourage /dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ/ VERB
If someone or something discourages you, they cause you to lose your enthusiasm about doing something.
It may be difficult to do at first. Don't let this discourage you.
- American English: discourage
- Arabic: يُثَبِّطُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desencorajar
- Chinese: 劝阻
- Croatian: obeshrabriti
- Czech: odradit
- Danish: tage modet fra
- Dutch: ontmoedigen
- European Spanish: desalentar
- Finnish: lannistaa
- French: décourager
- German: entmutigen
- Greek: αποθαρρύνω
- Italian: scoraggiare
- Japanese: ･･･の勇気をくじく
- Korean: 용기를 잃게 하다
- Norwegian: gjøre motløs
- Polish: zniechęcić
- European Portuguese: desencorajar
- Romanian: a descuraja
- Russian: приводить в уныние
- Spanish: desalentar
- Swedish: avråda
- Thai: ทำให้หมดกำลังใจ
- Turkish: cesaretini kırmak
- Ukrainian: перешкоджати
- Vietnamese: làm nản lòng
Definition of discourage from the Collins English Dictionary
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