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To lessen the courage or confidence of
“I didn't let losing discourage me from trying again.”
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To oppose by expressing disapproval
“House prices have stopped rising, which will discourage borrowings.”
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“A combination of persuasion and stiff fines may become necessary to discourage people from littering public places.”
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