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Definition of dishearten verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dishearten

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dishearten
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtn//
 
he / she / it disheartens
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtnz//
 
past simple disheartened
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtnd//
 
past participle disheartened
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtnd//
 
-ing form disheartening
BrE BrE//dɪsˈhɑːtnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈhɑːrtnɪŋ//
 
 
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dishearten somebody to make somebody lose hope or confidence synonym discourage Don't let this defeat dishearten you.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dishearten