Antonyms for discourage

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-skur-ij, -skuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈskɜr ɪdʒ, -ˈskʌr-

Definition of discourage

Origin :
  • mid-15c., discoragen, from Middle French descourager, from Old French descoragier, from des- "away" (see dis-) + corage (see courage). Related: Discouraged; discouragement; discouraging.
  • verb dishearten, dispirit
  • verb deter, dissuade; restrain
Example sentences :
  • He said this was to discourage that pernicious class of men, the inventors.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • The piece which the mastiff had torn from his hose did not discourage Boxtel.
  • Extract from : « The Black Tulip » by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Of course, all these delays were calculated to discourage him and bend his will.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Here I had a little alarm, which did not, however, discourage me.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • But I will not insist upon this, for I do not wish needlessly to discourage you.
  • Extract from : « Theaetetus » by Plato
  • I did not discourage her; I did not speak of the futility of such a step.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The look of annoyance was now fixed on his face, but it did not discourage her.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Thunder Mountain » by Edfrid A. Bingham
  • Steinwitz was plainly anxious to discourage inquiries about Megalia.
  • Extract from : « The Island Mystery » by George A. Birmingham
  • Far be it from me to discourage the preparation of good school-books.
  • Extract from : « The Teacher » by Jacob Abbott
  • But he did not for a moment try to discourage me by pointing out the difficulties.
  • Extract from : « My Reminiscences » by Rabindranath Tagore

Synonyms for discourage

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