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verb [transitive] discourage pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ/ 
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I/you/we/theydiscourage
he/she/itdiscourages
present participlediscouraging
past tensediscouraged
past participlediscouraged
  1. 1
    to try to prevent something from happening, especially because you do not approve of it or think it is harmful

    measures to discourage the use of cars in cities

    discourage someone from doing something:

    We hope the bad weather won't discourage people from coming along.

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