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Correct spelling:
discourage
Definition:
To repress the courage of; to dishearten or depress; to discountenance, and try to repress or prevent.

Synonyms:

noun
discourage
admonish, deter, monish, warn.
verb
de-motivate
curb, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, paralyze, stifle, throttle, de-motivate.
deter, dissuade; restrain
check, control, curb, discountenance, disfavor, disincline, divert, hinder, hold back, hold off, impede, indispose, inhibit, interfere, keep back, obstruct, prevent, quiet, shake, talk out of, turn off, warn, withhold, Disadvise, put off, turn aside.
disappoint
dash, disappoint, disconcert, disillusion, thwart.
disapprove
discountenance.
dishearten, dispirit
abash, afflict, alarm, appall, awe, beat down, bother, bully, cast down, chill, confuse, cow, dampen, dash, daunt, deject, demoralize, deprecate, depress, dismay, disparage, distress, droop, frighten, intimidate, irk, overawe, prostrate, repress, scare, trouble, try, unnerve, vex, weigh, throw cold water on, break one's heart.
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, daunt, deflect, depress, derail, deter, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
emotion
discourage.
frighten
unnerve.
Examples of usage:
  1. " I shall not discourage you, Monsieur Choulette. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  2. To discourage the prove- up- and- run settler, it required three years, a certain amount of fencing and eighty acres plowed to get a deed. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  3. But this did not discourage her, and she became so used to her godmother's manner that it ceased to alarm her, and once she even contradicted her as bluntly as though she had been Max or Clement. – A Pair of Clogs by Amy Walton
  4. Our superiority is so great that I should not, even so, trouble you to be present, were it not an object to discourage these attempts by the exhibition of our full strength, and were it not still more important to do so at a time when the existence of the Borough itself is at stake. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. Since all the high- grade coal of the Pacific coast must come from the East, who, then, would discourage the opening of local fields but those very interests? – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach

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