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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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Acid soil pH - acidifying humic acid is a product of decomposition - discourages soil fungi that cause root rot.
The convention usually discourages courts from looking at the merits of the case
This discourages all but the most literate, knowledgeable, and motivated of businesses from challenging the process.
It encourages the politically correct to denigrate things like racism, sexism, homophobia, and environmental degradation, but discourages others from denigrating things like sodomy, fornication, illegitimacy, and economic dependency.
An obsession with interstate relations--the "Grand Chessboard" of Zbigniew Brzezinski's phrase--among the Realists tends to discourage attention to the internal dynamics of other states, while a patriotism sometimes tending to chauvinist nationalism discourages attention to the domestic roots and moral ambiguities of U.
Jolley, asked about whether the Convention forbids spanking, replied: "There are some people, I think, that want to maintain the right of being able to beat their children, which the Convention discourages.
The current producer compensation system encourages sales but discourages persistency.
The current structure discourages retirement savings since the employer is, in effect, penalized for encouraging increased retirement savings.
FDA's current labeling for irradiated foods discourages the use of a technology that could deliver safer and better quality food to consumers, it said.
Although you can't stop the grapevine, Thayer discourages coworkers' antagonism and shields employees' identities.
And, among the public at large, there is the growing recognition that the regulatory system favors a few at the expense of the many, that it subsidizes tenants through sharply reduced property taxes, and discourages sales of real property with their healthy stimulus on the City's economy.
At a time when Utah and other states are fiercely competing for new jobs and business investments, the legislature has built a wall that actively discourages business relocation.
Finally, excessive legal liability exposure discourages management from reporting new information and auditors from attesting to it.
Heading the list of problems that the panel found threatening the quality of academic research are: obsolete research equipment, aging facilities, a shortage of faculty in many critical fields, burdensome accounting procedures that may today consume a third of a principal researcher's time, research-contract administration that discourages innovation, and declining university enrollments in science, math and engineering.
3 to Rights Agreement also discourages existing holders of 4.