verb (used with object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·cour·aged, dis·cour·ag·ing.
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Some pro-life groups worry that they discourage women from staying pregnant altogether.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences|Emily Shire|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police themselves do little to dispel or discourage this lionized portrayal.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk|Tom Nolan|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when he left Miles, starting out, everybody tried to discourage him.
First, legal sex workers in frightening situations can threaten to call the police, which may discourage violent escalation.
Of course, physical intimidation is not the only way to discourage unwanted reporting.Violent Assaults on Reporters in Russia Go Unpunished|Anna Nemtsova|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nature has helped to discourage native effort by providing the means of sustenance over-lavishly, in one sense.
Not to discourage you wholly, Sir Martin, this storm is partly over.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
But if you think that will discourage them you don't know our bureaucrats.
But those of fine nature, even if you discourage them, desire instruction all the more.Seekers after God|Frederic William Farrar
(who never liked to think of being old,) 'Don't let us discourage one another.'Life of Johnson|James Boswell