"discourage" in the verb sense
1. deter, discourage
try to prevent show opposition to
"We should discourage this practice among our youth"
deprive of courage or hope take away hope from cause to feel discouraged
3. warn, discourage, admonish, monish
advise 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"
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