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Overview of verb discourage

The verb discourage has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (12) deter, discourage

(try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth")

2. (3) discourage

(deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

3. (2) warn, discourage, admonish, monish

(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")

Overview of adj discouraged

The adj discouraged has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) demoralized, demoralised, discouraged, disheartened

(made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest")

2. discouraged

(lacking in resolution; "the accident left others discouraged about going there") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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