To discourage

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Definition

to discourage: to deter, to put off, to try to make someone avoid something
verb

Examples

  • "The museum staff hopes to discourage criminals from attending the exhibit, and wishes to prevent them from even approaching the venue."
  • "Normally this would constitute a chaotic workspace, discouraging productivity."
  • "I'd like to thank everyone for their participation and let's not get discouraged by these negative results."

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