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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Ms Smith said the scheme would make young people feel safer and discourage them from carrying knives.
We want to encourage people into Durham, not discourage them from visiting.