What is the opposite of encourage?

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Opposite for to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them but I would urge caution and a bit of sensible risk assessment before launching out.”
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Opposite for to champion or foster a cause
“We must oppose any trade rules based on even the most minimalist form of reciprocity in market access.”
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Opposite for to advise or persuade in favor of something
“At least then he could have tried to dissuade her or, at the very least, adjusted his strategy accordingly.”
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