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English definition of “deter”
/dɪˈtɜr/ v [T] (-rr-)
› to prevent or discourage someone from doing something: High prices are deterring a lot of young couples from buying houses. deterrent
/dɪˈtɜr·ənt/, /-ˈter-/ n [C] › The company says this alarm is an effective deterrent against theft.