|1.||[ verb ] try to prevent; show opposition to|
: "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
|Related terms:||disapprove discouragement|
|2.||[ verb ] deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged|
|Related terms:||encourage thwart depress dishearten intimidate spoil pour_cold_water_on discouragement|
|3.||[ verb ] admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior|
|Synonyms:||warn admonish monish|
"I warned him not to go too far" "I warn you against false assumptions" "She warned him to be quiet"
|Related terms:||advise warn admonition|