Translation of "deter" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈtɜːr/ us /-ˈtɝː/ -rr-

to prevent someone from doing something or to make someone less enthusiastic about doing something by making it difficult for that person to do it or by threatening bad results if they do it

(hacer) disuadir
These measures are designed to deter an enemy attack.
High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.

(Translation of “deter” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /diˈtəː/ (past tense, past participle deterred)

to make less willing or prevent by frightening

She was not deterred by his threats.
deterrent /-ˈte-, (American) -ˈtəː-/ noun

something that deters

disuasivo, disuasorio
The possession of nuclear weapons by nations is thought to be a deterrent against nuclear war itself
(also adjective) a deterrent effect.

(Translation of “deter” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)