Discourage [verb]

Definition of Discourage:

dishearten, dispirit

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Sentence/Example of Discourage:

Ward believes that allowing offensive bird names to persist could discourage a new generation of nature enthusiasts from getting involved.

Shortly after, he issued a statement discouraging similar harassment and promising to do better.

If this does not discourage the behavior, then it may indeed be time to back off the friendship, while remaining on polite professional terms.

Other experts expressed concern that double masking could discourage mask-wearing.

By using an odor eliminator to get rid of the smell, you discourage your pet from returning to the scene of the crime.

In recent years, the team has gradually distanced itself from some of its Native-themed traditions — discouraging fans from wearing headdresses, for example, before banning their display at home games outright.

They also said a policy approved at the same time requiring MTS officers to allow those who can’t prove they have a fare to immediately deboard to buy a ticket may discourage some riders from paying for rides.

That would discourage ultra-high-frequency trading, and also act as a way of taxing stock-market speculation.

It discouraged reliance on traditional media outlets, empowering followers by convincing them that they could do their own research and suss out the meaning of Q’s drops.

That included a pledge to remove misinformation about the safety, efficacy, ingredients and side effects of coronavirus vaccines, as well as to prohibit ads that discourage vaccinations.