Definitions and Examples of discourage, dissuade
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To cause someone to lose confidence or enthusiasm.
His harsh criticism was enough to discourage her from pursuing her dreams.
To persuade someone not to do something.
Her parents tried to dissuade her from traveling alone, but she was determined to go.
Key Differences: discourage vs dissuade
- 1Discourage implies a loss of confidence or enthusiasm, while inspire implies motivation and encouragement.
- 2Dissuade implies persuasion not to do something, while inspire implies motivation to do something.
Effective Usage of discourage, dissuade
- 1Encouragement: Use inspire to motivate and encourage others to pursue their goals.
- 2Persuasion: Use dissuade to convince someone not to do something that may be harmful or dangerous.
- 3Criticism: Use discourage to provide constructive feedback that can help someone improve their skills or performance.
The antonyms have distinct nuances: Discourage implies a loss of confidence or enthusiasm, while inspire implies motivation and encouragement. Dissuade implies persuasion not to do something, while inspire implies motivation to do something. Use these words to provide encouragement, persuasion, or constructive feedback.