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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 ?
There are episodes in most men's lives in which their highest qualities can only cast a deterring shadow over the objects that fill their inward vision: Lydgate's tenderheartedness was present just then only as a dread lest he should offend against it, not as an emotion that swayed him to tenderness.
4) The DSG implies some measure of continuity with the two-war construct by stating, "our forces must be capable of deterring and defeating aggression by an opportunistic adversary in one region even when our forces are committed to a large-scale operation elsewhere.
Last week Lynn Herron asked for help deterring cats spraying her plants.
Of course, these measures will go only so far in deterring unwelcome critters, so you may need to employ a repellent or more proactive strategy.
The evolution of American thinking about deterrence can be characterized, in broad terms, as moving from deterring one actor during the Cold War to multiple actors now; and from an emphasis on deterrence by threat of punishment (imposing costs/risks) in the Cold War, to an emphasis today on deterrence by denial (denying the gains of the aggressive action) in addition to deterrence by the threat of punishment.
Deterring Spoliation: In order to deter spoliation, courts have fashioned sanctions to be imposed against the spoliating party.
Deterring potential tort litigation by S's former housekeeper;
The United States has taken the common-sense approach of detecting and deterring potential threats long before they escalate into clear and present dangers.
Bernheim 1984; Gilbert and Vives 1986; Waldman 1987, 1991; Appelbaum and Weber 1992) have highlighted the public good aspect of noncooperative entry prevention--if costly entry deterring actions are successfully undertaken by a proper subset of the incumbents, then incumbents outside of that subset cannot be excluded from the benefits of deterred entry.
They do not serve to punish the company, hence deterring similar conduct in the future.
Acting Insp Kevin Doyle, from the road policing unit, said they will be undertaking high visibility patrols aimed at deterring people from drinking and driving.
A second mission is to facilitate cooperation among various entities involved in deterring terrorism and improving safety with the sharing of information, Hap said.