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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By creating uncertainty, the federal government discouraged both states and private companies from acting on their own initiative, which has delayed our national response.Times of strife can lead to medical innovation—when governments are willing|By Jeffrey Clemens/The Conversation|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
Whether the boycott movement discourages streamers and moviegoers from seeing the film remains to be seen.Mulan’s Disney+ release is reigniting a boycott movement|Naomi Xu Elegant|September 4, 2020|Fortune
Sixteen percent say pandemic-imposed restrictions at hospitals and doctors’ offices are discouraging them from moving forward.34% of would-be parents say they may have children sooner because of COVID-19|ehinchliffe|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Republicans, meanwhile, are leery of continuing the full payments, saying they will discourage people from returning to work.Economists Think Congress Should Keep Paying Unemployed Workers $600 A Week — Or Even More|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
These discouraging numbers have led many businesses to focus on improving their products and services, thus doing their best to retain a loyal customer.Digital marketing during COVID-19 times: Data-driven insights|Eugene Lata|June 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Press are also discouraged from asking and shouting out questions at the Royals during press calls.
Jackson says that at first, her parents thought it was strange and discouraged her from getting into Korean pop stars.
Perhaps even the indefatigable John Kerry might be discouraged from more futile and dispiriting peace talks.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its contracted readership has not discouraged a larger group, maybe more than ever before, from writing it.What the Forward Prize Doesn’t Recognize About Poets|Mandy Kahn|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ivory purchases are officially discouraged by the Chinese government.
He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter-departmental correspondence.
My brother recovered his old spirit and refused to be discouraged by my pessimistic view of his expedition.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
On the very summit of one of these is perched a ruined castle, whose inaccessible position discouraged nearer acquaintance.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
But I reckon the smuggling of Chinks into this section has been pretty well discouraged.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
The colony of Virginia discouraged with their losses and various misfortunes embarked for England.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell