Synonyms of discourage in English:

discourage


See definition of discourage

verb

1‘we want to discourage children from smoking’

SYNONYMS
deter, dissuade, disincline, turn aside
put off, talk out of, scare off, warn off, advise against, urge against
rare dehort
ANTONYMS

encourage, persuade

2‘Nicky was discouraged by his hostile tone’

SYNONYMS
dishearten, dispirit, demoralize, make despondent, make downhearted, cast down, depress, disappoint, dampen someone's hopes, dash someone's hopes, cause to lose heart
put off, unnerve, daunt, intimidate, cow, unman, crush
archaic deject
ANTONYMS

encourage, hearten

3‘he looked the other way to discourage further conversation’

SYNONYMS
prevent, stop, put a stop to, avert, fend off, stave off, ward off
inhibit, hinder, check, curb, obstruct, suppress, put a damper on, throw cold water on
ANTONYMS

encourage