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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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It is possible that in some situations, play involving strong elements of competition may act as a discourager, but when done in a fun and including manner, the engaging boost gained by competition may generally outweigh the eventual negative effects.
Four higher-level categories were constructed from the interview data: 1) Functions of play for facilitating creativity in the workplace, 2) Encouragers of organizational play, 3) Discouragers of organizational play, and 4) Controversial play elements.
Discussing the main discouragers of play in the workplace, many practitioners mentioned the importance of play never being forced.
Even when we lose sight of it or when the discouragers come at you thick (no pun intended) and fast.
The classes sorted out stressors, spoke of personal needs, described encouragers and discouragers, articulated expectations of others about them, and discussed stereotypes and how they did and did not fit them.
Discouragers * What would discourage you from going to a One- Stop?