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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determent - a communication that makes you afraid to try something
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval




nAbschreckung f(from von); (= means)Abschreckungsmittel nt
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