DISCOURAGE, v.t. discurage. [dis and courage. See Courage.]

1. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits; to deject; to deprive of confidence.

Fathers, provoke not your children, lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3.

2. To deter from any thing; with from.

Why discourage ye the hearts of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord hath given them? Numbers 32.

3. To attempt to repress or prevent; to dissuade from; as, to discourage an effort.