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discourage (someone) from (something)

To dissuade or deter someone from doing something. I tried to discourage my daughter from going to that party, but of course she didn't listen to me.
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discourage someone from something

to dissuade someone from doing something. I hope I can discourage Tom from leaving. I do not want to discourage you from further experimentation.
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The group urged FDA to "assert its role as the 'food safety agency' and provide regulations to encourage rather than discourage the use of a technology that will enhance the safety of the food supply.
While the LASD is gearing up to tell deputies that the policy contains more absolute prohibitions than it literally does, ALADS is saying the policy is meant to encourage foot pursuits and to discourage supervisors from terminating them,'' Bobb wrote.
Discourages Acquisition of 20% or More of Common Stock Without
The effect will be to discourage acquisitions of more than 20 percent of the company's Common Stock without negotiations with the Board, subject to certain exceptions.
And it discourages me from smoking more than I normally would.
Councilman Gus Gomez said he supports any law that would discourage people smoking at events at public parks or restricting them to a separate area.
Just as the agreement proffered by BellSouth discourages alternative network builds, it is also laced with terms that deter competitors from deploying advanced data services.
Additionally, while locking competitors into long-term agreements for UNE combinations that discourage competitors from deploying alternative facility networks, BellSouth is crushing those competitors that enter into UNE combination agreements under a burden of exorbitant ancillary charges, "one-time" fees, and production-based penalties that serve only to line BellSouth's bulging pockets.
This is a pernicious doctrine indeed since it requires blacks to continually plead weakness when strength lies so close at hand; a doctrine that discourages the only real means of individual success and thus eventual group advancement.
It's time to stand up and say what everybody already knows: That Jackson has sunk from the level of a civil rights leader to that of a street hustler who, like his colleague Al Sharpton, exploits every incident for his own advantage, even when the end result is to strengthen crime, further violence and to discourage black children from seizing the opportunities that lie before them today as never before.
Because of its special formulations, Stable Mate stays drier, has no sharp edges and discourages mildew growth and development of irritants such as mites.
The Framework recommends that calculators be issued to kindergartners and used in all K-12 grades; it strongly discourages placing students by ability or achievement; it advocates that teachers do more facilitating and less teaching; it discourages testing, and promotes portfolios, ``authentic assessment,'' and ``holistic scoring rubrics;'' it de-emphasizes basic skills and promotes ``cooperative work'' over individual responsibility.
They said the proposed ordinance discourages anything but the most basic maintenance for fear that other changes would prompt the gate's removal.
The city is considering abandoning a longstanding policy that strongly discourages new development in areas vulnerable to flooding because of their proximity to dams.
No system is perfect, and all litigation carries risks for the innocent, which is one of many reasons for society to discourage it.