Synonyms for discourage

Synonyms for (verb) discourage

Synonyms: warn, monish, discourage, admonish

Definition: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

Usage: I warned him not to go too far; I warn you against false assumptions; She warned him to be quiet

Similar words: advise, rede, counsel

Definition: give advice to

Usage: The teacher counsels troubled students; The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud


Synonyms: deter, discourage

Definition: try to prevent; show opposition to

Usage: We should discourage this practice among our youth

Similar words: disapprove, reject

Definition: deem wrong or inappropriate

Usage: I disapprove of her child rearing methods