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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·cour·age /dɪsˈkɝɪʤ, ˈkʌrɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cour·age, n. Lack of courage; cowardliness.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cour·age v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discouraged p. pr. & vb. n. Discouraging ]
 1. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
    Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.   --Col. iii. 21.
 2. To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.
 Syn: -- To dishearten; dispirit; depress; deject; dissuade; disfavor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage
           this practice among our youth" [syn: deter]
      2: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to
         feel discouraged [ant: encourage]
      3: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I
         warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false
         assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet" [syn: warn, admonish,