lessen or take away the courage or confidence
put difficulties in one's way; make sth seem not worthwhile; try to persuade sb not to do it
"We should discourage this practice among our youth"
"I warned him not to go too far"
"I warn you against false assumptions"
"She warned him to be quiet"
This discouraged Schomberg, who had looked up hopefully.
出自： J. Conrad
It must be dreadfully discouraging, to meet always with abuse.
出自： A. J. Cronin
Lack of recognition discouraged him from publishing more novels.
Fear of war discouraged him from going abroad .
I have tried to discourage him from biting nails.
We tried to discourage him from climbing the mountain without a guide.
He was discouraged from going there along .
People were discouraged from attending the parade by the bad weather.
He was discouraged from marrying the girl by his mother.