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Synonyms for discourage

Synonyms for discourage

to make less hopeful or enthusiastic

to persuade (a person) not to do something

Synonyms for discourage

try to prevent


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admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

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planned to launch the extensive drive to discourage the unlawful hunting and other
The AJK authorities planned to launch the extensive drive to discourage the unlawful hunting and other illicit practices under the spirit to save the precious wild life, he said.
The FCTC specifically identified that increasing the prices of tobacco products was one way to discourage its consumption.
He said that duties should be increased on various items to discourage pointless imports of food items and luxuries.
The situation has been discouraging foreign companies to expand in Pakistan, he said, adding that forgery discourages innovation which is the reason that over 99 percent innovation is recorded in developed world.
Perhaps job advertisements touting physician opportunities in "all female groups" discourage males.
Global Banking News-November 21, 2014--Commerzbank to take steps to discourage large deposits
yesterday endorsed the passage of the Minimum Cigarette Price (MCP) bill, saying the measure will stifle the cigarette price war and discourage the youth from smoking.
KARACHI -- The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has chosen to hold an electronic auction, which sources say is in line with international standards and also likely to discourage collusive bidding.
Emirati lawyer says decision may discourage will discourage the private sector from recruiting young Emiratis who are due to join military service.
And the majority of respondents also think that this is set to remain the case, as over half of them said they believe Arab governments are unlikely to take measures to discourage such marriages.
When the bill was introduced, it caused an outcry from medical professionals, who argued that the limited mark-ups and compulsory licensing would discourage doctors from dispensing medicine and that it would ultimately be the patients who would suffer.
6million damages and allegedly tried to bring his relationship with his stepdaughter, 22, into the courts to discourage his claim.
Byline: Bu Amim says regulations may discourage hiring of UAE nationals
1 : to make less determined, hopeful, or confident <Yet another failed attempt didn't discourage him.