To discourage is defined as to try to get someone not to do something.(verb)
An example of to discourage is to tell someone all the reasons why they should not buy a new car.
See discourage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME discoragen < OFr descoragier: see dis- & courage
See discourage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing, dis·cour·ag·es
Origin: Middle English discoragen
Origin: , from Old French descoragier
Origin: : des-, dis-
Origin: + corage, courage; see courage.
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