Meaning of DETER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪtɜ:(r) ]

( deters, deterring, deterred)

To deter someone from doing something means to make them not want to do it or continue doing it.

Supporters of the death penalty argue that it would deter criminals from carrying guns...

Arrests and jail sentences have done nothing to deter the protesters...

= discourage

VERB : V n from -ing , V n

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