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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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To oppose by expressing disapproval
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“House prices have stopped rising, which will discourage borrowings.”
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To persuade (someone) against an action
“A combination of persuasion and stiff fines may become necessary to discourage people from littering public places.”
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Make less strong or intense
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Keep at bay
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To undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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To give force or effect toward
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To hold or have a negative opinion of
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(fend off) To defend against or keep away
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To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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Cowardliness
“He added that fares will be clearly posted on each vehicle in order to prevent confusion and discourage mischievous behavior of drivers.”
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