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To lessen the courage or confidence of
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“I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again.”
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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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To let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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To take care of oneself, to take responsibility for oneself
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Make less strong or intense
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Deflate someone's idea, feelings
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To give force or effect toward
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To hold an unfavorable opinion of
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To snub and reject an offer or suggestion
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To draw the attention or mind to something else
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To cause to feel disgust
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To hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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Cowardliness
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