|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
2. (v. t.) To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.
3. (n.) Lack of courage; cowardliness.
Discourage (3 Occurrences)
Numbers 32:7 Why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Numbers 32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, (See NAS RSV NIV)