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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Example sentences from the Web for discourage
Ward believes that allowing offensive bird names to persist could discourage a new generation of nature enthusiasts from getting involved.Inside the Movement to Abolish Colonialist Bird Names|Nathalie Alonso|February 12, 2021|Outside Online
Shortly after, he issued a statement discouraging similar harassment and promising to do better.Trevor Bauer, unorthodox star with an unorthodox deal, gets an unorthodox Dodgers intro|Chelsea Janes|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
If this does not discourage the behavior, then it may indeed be time to back off the friendship, while remaining on polite professional terms.Miss Manners: Time to cut ties with longtime friend?|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Other experts expressed concern that double masking could discourage mask-wearing.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says|Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
By using an odor eliminator to get rid of the smell, you discourage your pet from returning to the scene of the crime.
The fences are themselves covered in black sniper netting, to discourage assassins.
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 British Museum claims that “cultural diplomacy” can somehow discourage human rights violators.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 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
Unz also notes that a higher minimum wage would discourage illegal immigration and boost consumer spending.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the quiet Tagals seem to love danger, and no one tried to discourage the hunter.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
We decided to discourage any such attempts by opening the affair ourselves.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
Failures would not discourage the worker, for every effort would be considered an experiment until success was attained.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
There is, then, good reason why the medical profession should discourage too close an investigation into truth.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
And, therefore, I would not discourage anyone in expending whatever thought and labour might be in him upon any literary work.Friends in Council|Arthur Helps