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Detailed Translations for discourage from English to Dutch


to discourage verb (discourages, discouraged, discouraging)

  1. to discourage (demoralize; demoralise)
    • ontmoedigen verb (ontmoedig, ontmoedigt, ontmoedigde, ontmoedigden, ontmoedigd)
  2. to discourage (hold back; restrain; prevent; )
    weerhouden; beletten; ervanaf houden; afhouden
    • weerhouden verb (weerhoud, weerhoudt, weerhield, weerhielden, weerhouden)
    • beletten verb (belet, belette, beletten, belet)
    • afhouden verb (houd af, houdt af, hield af, hielden af, afgehouden)
  3. to discourage (demoralize; dishearten; dispirit; demoralise)
    moedeloos maken
    • moedeloos maken verb (maak moedeloos, maakt moedeloos, maakte moedeloos, maakten moedeloos, moedeloos gemaakt)

Conjugations for discourage:

  1. discourage
  2. discourage
  3. discourages
  4. discourage
  5. discourage
  6. discourage
simple past
  1. discouraged
  2. discouraged
  3. discouraged
  4. discouraged
  5. discouraged
  6. discouraged
present perfect
  1. have discouraged
  2. have discouraged
  3. has discouraged
  4. have discouraged
  5. have discouraged
  6. have discouraged
past continuous
  1. was discouraging
  2. were discouraging
  3. was discouraging
  4. were discouraging
  5. were discouraging
  6. were discouraging
  1. shall discourage
  2. will discourage
  3. will discourage
  4. shall discourage
  5. will discourage
  6. will discourage
continuous present
  1. am discouraging
  2. are discouraging
  3. is discouraging
  4. are discouraging
  5. are discouraging
  6. are discouraging
  1. be discouraged
  2. be discouraged
  3. be discouraged
  4. be discouraged
  5. be discouraged
  6. be discouraged
  1. discourage!
  2. let's discourage!
  3. discouraged
  4. discouraging
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for discourage:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
afhouden barring; preventing; putting off; stopping
beletten barring; preventing; putting off; stopping
weerhouden barring; preventing; putting off; stopping
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
afhouden discourage; dissuade; hold back; obstruct; prevent; restrain; stop avert; deduct; fend off; keep off; keep out; lay off; parry; prevent
beletten discourage; dissuade; hold back; obstruct; prevent; restrain; stop impede; keep from; obstruct; prevent
ervanaf houden discourage; dissuade; hold back; obstruct; prevent; restrain; stop
moedeloos maken demoralise; demoralize; discourage; dishearten; dispirit
ontmoedigen demoralise; demoralize; discourage
weerhouden discourage; dissuade; hold back; obstruct; prevent; restrain; stop
- admonish; deter; monish; warn

Related Words for "discourage":

Synonyms for "discourage":

Antonyms for "discourage":

Related Definitions for "discourage":

  1. admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior1
  2. try to prevent; show opposition to1
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth1
  3. deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged1

Wiktionary Translations for discourage:

  1. to persuade somebody not to do something
  2. to dishearten
  1. de moed ontnemen

Cross Translation:
discourage ontmoedigen entmutigen — den Mut nehmen
discourage ontmoedigen; ontraden décourager — Dépourvoir de courage