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deter

verb [T]  /dɪˈtɜr/ (-rr-) us  
to prevent or discourage someone from doing something: High prices are deterring a lot of young couples from buying houses.
deterrent
noun [C]  /dɪˈtɜr·ənt, -ˈter-/ us  
The company says this alarm is an effective deterrent against theft.
Translations of “deter”
in Spanish disuadir…
in French décourager…
in German abschrecken…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻撓,阻止, 威懾, 使不敢…
in Russian удерживать, останавливать…
in Turkish caydırmak, vazgeçirmek, yıldırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻挠,阻止, 威慑, 使不敢…
in Polish odstraszać…
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