What is another word for throw cold water on?

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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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“Should we throw cold water on his dreams of being a rockstar, or should we wait until he's a little older?”
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To allay a situation that has escalated
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“Security was called to the scene to throw cold water on a heated altercation between two disruptive neighbors.”
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To oppose by expressing disapproval
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To cause to feel sorrow
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To prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To prohibit or interdict the use, participation or inclusion of
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To free from illusion, false belief or enchantment
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To dismiss something as unnecessary or irrelevant
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