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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.
No system is perfect, and all litigation carries risks for the innocent, which is one of many reasons for society to discourage it.