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  1. discourage

    • IPA[disˈkərij]

    美式

    • v.
      cause (someone) to lose confidence or enthusiasm;prevent or seek to prevent (something) by showing disapproval or creating difficulties
    • verb: discourage, 3rd person present: discourages, gerund or present participle: discouraging, past tense: discouraged, past participle: discouraged

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    動詞

    • adj.
      having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened: he must be feeling pretty discouraged

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened: he must be feeling pretty discouraged

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒ]

    英式

    • v.
      cause (someone) to lose confidence or enthusiasm: tedious regulations could discourage investors

    Oxford Dictionary