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Discourage – English Flashcard for Discourage for IELTS

Published on July 29th, 2019 | Last updated on July 29th, 2019 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Discourage – English Flashcard for Discourage for IELTS | 149 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute

Discourage

Discourage (verb)

to stop something from happening by making it more difficult or unpleasant, make someone less confident or optimistic, deter, frighten, dispirit, dishearten, cast down, dissuade, oppose, hinder, prevent, suppress:

His lack of confidence is rooted in his parents who used to discourage him when he was a young child.

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