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de·ter

 (dĭ-tûr′)
tr.v. de·terred, de·ter·ring, de·ters
1. To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt: threats that did not deter her from speaking out; skin chemicals that deter predators.
2. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior): installed surveillance cameras to deter vandalism.
3. To make less likely or prevent from happening: protocols to deter infection.

[Latin dēterrēre : dē-, de- + terrēre, to frighten.]

de·ter′ment n.
de·ter′ra·ble adj.
de·ter′rer n.

deter

(dɪˈtɜː)
vb, -ters, -terring or -terred
(tr) to discourage (from acting) or prevent (from occurring), usually by instilling fear, doubt, or anxiety
[C16: from Latin dēterrēre, from de- + terrēre to frighten]
deˈterment n

de•ter

(dɪˈtɜr)

v.t. -terred, -ter•ring.
1. to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The dog deterred trespassers.
2. to prevent; check; arrest: face cream to deter wrinkles.
[1570–80; < Latin dēterrēre to prevent, hinder =dē- de- + terrēre to frighten]
de•ter′ment, n.
de•ter′ra•ble, adj.
de•ter`ra•bil′i•ty, n.
de•ter′rer, n.

deter

To deter someone from doing something means to prevent them from doing it or to persuade them not to do it.

During the war, a flood would not have deterred me from going there on foot.
This did not deter Ealing council from passing a motion commending the police for their 'courage and patience'.

deter


Past participle: deterred
Gerund: deterring

Imperative
deter
deter
Present
I deter
you deter
he/she/it deters
we deter
you deter
they deter
Preterite
I deterred
you deterred
he/she/it deterred
we deterred
you deterred
they deterred
Present Continuous
I am deterring
you are deterring
he/she/it is deterring
we are deterring
you are deterring
they are deterring
Present Perfect
I have deterred
you have deterred
he/she/it has deterred
we have deterred
you have deterred
they have deterred
Past Continuous
I was deterring
you were deterring
he/she/it was deterring
we were deterring
you were deterring
they were deterring
Past Perfect
I had deterred
you had deterred
he/she/it had deterred
we had deterred
you had deterred
they had deterred
Future
I will deter
you will deter
he/she/it will deter
we will deter
you will deter
they will deter
Future Perfect
I will have deterred
you will have deterred
he/she/it will have deterred
we will have deterred
you will have deterred
they will have deterred
Future Continuous
I will be deterring
you will be deterring
he/she/it will be deterring
we will be deterring
you will be deterring
they will be deterring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deterring
you have been deterring
he/she/it has been deterring
we have been deterring
you have been deterring
they have been deterring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deterring
you will have been deterring
he/she/it will have been deterring
we will have been deterring
you will have been deterring
they will have been deterring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deterring
you had been deterring
he/she/it had been deterring
we had been deterring
you had been deterring
they had been deterring
Conditional
I would deter
you would deter
he/she/it would deter
we would deter
you would deter
they would deter
Past Conditional
I would have deterred
you would have deterred
he/she/it would have deterred
we would have deterred
you would have deterred
they would have deterred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deter - try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
disapprove, reject - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
2.deter - turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
talk out of - persuade someone not to do something
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

deter

verb
1. discourage, inhibit, put off, frighten, intimidate, daunt, hinder, dissuade, talk out of Jail sentences have done nothing to deter the offenders.
2. prevent, stop, check, curb, damp, restrain, prohibit, hinder, debar Capital punishment does not deter crime.

deter

verb
To persuade (a person) not to do something:
Idiom: talk out of.
Translations
يَصُدُّ، يُثْني، يَرْدَعُ
odraditzastrašit
afskrække
estää
elrettent
draga kjarkinn úr, aftra
atbaidantisatbaidymo priemonėatbaidytiatgrasantisatgrasinimo priemonė
atbaidītatturēt
odvrniti
caydırmak

deter

[dɪˈtɜːʳ] VT (= discourage) → desalentar; (= dissuade) → disuadir; (= prevent) → impedir
to deter sb from doing sth (= dissuade) → disuadir a algn de hacer algo; (= prevent) → impedir a algn hacer algo, impedir a algn que haga algo
I was deterred by the costel precio me hizo abandonar la idea
a weapon which deters nobodyun arma que no asusta a nadie, un arma sin poder disuasorio
don't let the weather deter youno desistas por el mal tiempo

deter

[dɪˈtɜːr] vtdissuader
to deter sb from doing sth → dissuader qn de faire qch

deter

vt (= prevent)abhalten, hindern; (= discourage)abschrecken; to deter somebody from somethingjdn von etw abhalten or an etw (dat)hindern; to deter somebody from doing somethingjdn davon abhalten or daran hindern, etw zu tun; he won’t be deterred (by the cost)er lässt sich (von den Kosten) nicht abschrecken; don’t let him deter youlassen Sie sich nicht von ihm abhalten or abbringen

deter

[dɪˈtɜːʳ] vt to deter sb (from doing sth)dissuadere qn (dal fare qc)

deter

(diˈtəː) past tense, past participle deˈterred verb
to make less willing or prevent by frightening. She was not deterred by his threats.
deˈterrent (-ˈte-) , ((American) -ˈtə:-) noun, adjective
(something) that deters. The possession of nuclear weapons by nations is thought to be a deterrent against nuclear war itself; a deterrent effect.
References in classic literature ?
She would not allow the presence of Lucy, nor the consciousness of some injustice towards herself, to deter her from saying that she was happy to see him, and that she had very much regretted being from home, when he called before in Berkeley Street.
Yes, my noble friends," he continued, addressing the company, "l assure you that my adventures have been strange enough to deter even the most avaricious men from seeking wealth by traversing the seas.
This is the melancholy situation to which we have been brought by those very maxims and councils which would now deter us from adopting the proposed Constitution; and which, not content with having conducted us to the brink of a precipice, seem resolved to plunge us into the abyss that awaits us below.
These and similar considerations then induced the people to rely greatly on the judgment and integrity of the Congress; and they took their advice, notwithstanding the various arts and endeavors used to deter them from it.
There were three policemen too, one of whom was mounted, doing their best, under instructions from Stent, to keep the people back and deter them from approaching the cylinder.
Does not your Eminence fear that the punishment inflicted upon Ravaillac may deter anyone who might entertain the idea of imitating him?
Is it possible," said he, "that where your liberty is at stake you can allow any such scruple to deter you from obtaining it?
His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.
It is difficult to do justice to the courage, fortitude, and perseverance of the pioneers of the fur trade, who conducted these early expeditions, and first broke their way through a wilderness where everything was calculated to deter and dismay them.
The danger of such a correspondence should alone deter any prudent female from its indulgence.
He had given me hints, which I had been too dense to take, and he had certainly made more than one attempt to deter me from accompanying him on this fatal emprise; had he been more explicit, I might have made it my business to deter him.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.