discourage

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪsˈkʌɹɪdʒ/

Verb[change]

Plain form
discourage

Third-person singular
discourages

Past tense
discouraged

Past participle
discouraged

Present participle
discouraging

  1. If someone discourages you, they are persuading you to not to do something.
    The government's plan is to discourage the people from owning cars.