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What is another word for discourage?

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Verb
To diminish the confidence or courage of
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“As fewer people rode the Sunset Limited, the train's financial losses began to discourage the executives of the Southern Pacific Railroad.”
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To persuade (someone) against an action
“His father tried at first to discourage him from this occupation and to warn him that nothing was to be made of it.”
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To (attempt to) prevent something from happening
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“Governor Hutchinson, upon information given him, thought it prudent to discourage any further inquiry.”
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To prevent, avoid, or keep (something undesirable) at bay
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To hold or have a negative opinion of
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To give force or effect toward
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The characteristic of being cowardly or lacking in courage
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