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discourage

US [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ]
UK [dɪs'kʌrɪdʒ]
  • v.阻止;劝阻;阻拦;使灰心
  • Web使泄气;使气馁;使沮丧
Simple Present:discourages  Present Participle:discouraging  Past Tense:discouraged  
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v.
1.
阻拦;阻止;劝阻to try to prevent sth or to prevent sb from doing sth, especially by making it difficult to do or by showing that you do not approve of it
a campaign to discourage smoking among teenagers
劝阻青少年吸烟的运动
I leave a light on when I'm out to discourage burglars.
我出门时开着灯以防夜贼闯入。
His parents tried to discourage him from being an actor.
他的父母试图阻止他去当演员。
2.
使灰心;使泄气;使丧失信心to make sb feel less confident or enthusiastic about doing sth
Don't be discouraged by the first failure─try again!
这才是第一次失败,别灰心丧气,再试一次吧!
The weather discouraged people from attending.
这天气使得人们不愿到场出席。

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