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1. (to dishearten)
a. desalentar
Don't let a minor setback discourage you.No te dejes desalentar por un pequeño contratiempo.
b. desanimar
It always discourages me when I get a bad grade.Siempre me desanima sacar una mala nota.
2. (to dissuade)
a. disuadir
My parents never tried to discourage me from becoming a professional musician.Mis padres nunca intentaron disuadirme de que me hiciera músico profesional.
3. (to deter)
a. oponerse a (a relationship)
Her family always discouraged their relationship.La familia de ella siempre se opuso a su relación.
b. poner freno a (crime)
We promote sports as a way of discouraging crime.Promovemos el deporte como una forma de poner freno a la delincuencia.
c. rechazar (advances or an offer)
At first she discouraged his advances, but she ended up finding him charming.Al principio rechazó sus insinuaciones, pero él acabó pareciéndole encantador.
d. disuadir (a thief or an investor)
Rather than promoting investment, the new law will discourage foreign investors.En lugar de fomentar la inversión, la nueva ley disuadirá a los inversores extranjeros.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dishearten)
a. desalentar, desanimar
to become discourageddesalentarse, desanimarse
2. (dissuade)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to discourage somebody from doing somethingtratar de disuadir a alguien de que haga algo
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discourage [dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ]
transitive verb
1 (dishearten) desanimar; desalentar
to get or become discouraged desanimarse; desalentarse
2 (deter) [+offer, advances] rechazar; [+tendency, relationship] oponerse a
this political unrest will discourage tourism/foreign investment
smoking is discouraged se recomienda no fumar
3 (dissuade)
to discourage sb from doing sth disuadir a algn de hacer algo
this measure will discourage people from claiming benefit
I don't want to discourage you, but ... no pretendo disuadirte or desanimarte, pero ...
he said he was going to apply for the job and she did nothing to discourage him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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