Synonyms of 'discourage'

awe, blunt, dissuade, help, stop, weigh, ward off, vex, unnerve, unman, turn away, try, trouble, suppress, stave off, slow, sink, shake, scare, save, sadden, restrain, repel, quench, put off, prohibit, prevent, preclude, overawe, oppress, oppose, obviate, lower, knock down, keep off, keep from, irk, intimidate, inhibit, indispose, hinder, frighten, forestall, foreclose, forbid, fend, faze, exclude, estop, droop, divert, distress, distract, dispirit, disparage, dismay, disinterest, disincline, dishearten, disaffect, deter, depress, demoralize, deject, deflect, debar, daunt, dash, darken, dampen, damp, cow, cool, chill, check, cast down, bother, beat down, bar, avert, anticipate, afflict