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discourage (v.)

mid-15c., discoragen, "deprive of or cause to lose courage," from Old French descoragier "dishearten" (Modern French décourager), from des- "away" (see dis-) + coragier, from corage "spirit" (see courage). Meaning "express disapproval or opposition, dissuade or hinder from" is from 1640s. Related: Discouraged; discouragement; discouraging.

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Definitions of discourage

discourage (v.)
try to prevent; show opposition to;
We should discourage this practice among our youth
Synonyms: deter
discourage (v.)
deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged;
discourage (v.)
advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior;
Synonyms: warn / admonish / monish
From wordnet.princeton.edu