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deter

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈtɜːr/ ( present participle deterring, past tense and past participle deterred)
to make someone less likely to do something, or to make something less likely to happen: We have introduced new security measures to deter shoplifters. [+ from + doing sth] Higher fuel costs could deter people from driving their cars.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingDiscouraging and putting off
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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