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One entry found for discourage.
Main Entry: dis·cour·age
Pronunciation: dis-primarystresskschwar-ij, -primarystresskschwa-rij
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -aged; -ag·ing
1 : to lessen the courage or confidence of : DISHEARTEN <didn't let losing discourage me>
2 a : to make less likely or appealing : DETER <laws that discourage speeding> b : to advise against a course of action : DISSUADE <discouraged careless work>
- dis·cour·ag·ing·ly /-ieng-lemacron/ adverb

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