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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.
Commerzbank has announced a plan to charge fees to discourage large deposits.
Lawmakers have said that zeroing in on the youth's limited buying power is a good strategy to altogether lessen smoking prevalence among the 18 to 24 year-old age group and discourage prospective young smokers from initiating tobacco use.
The electronic auction will discourage collusion and ensure transparency," said the official.
Dr Yusuf Al Sharif, Emirati lawyer and legal consultant, told Khaleej Times that the decision will discourage the private sector from recruiting young Emiratis who are due to join military service.
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.
So I propose that in order to discourage people from having anything to do with public transport we charge them a flat pounds 10 annual fee for a licence, entailing an ID card with photographic evidence, that entitles them to use this cancer that threatens the very fabric of society.
The revised code reduces the maximum lease period from 99 to 49 years, and introduces a system of tax incentives to discourage leaseholders from exporting unprocessed logs.