discourage (someone) from (something)

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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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In fact, she openly tried to discourage one from going out on the streets at night because of the dangers.
A hidden aspect of energized electrical equipment is that it "looks normal;" that is, there are no obvious signs that tend to discourage one from touching.