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deter - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'deter' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Deter [ v. t.]
- To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.

Meaning of 'deter' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . deter [ v]
Meaning (1):
- turn away from by persuasion
Example in sentence:
  • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people
Meaning (2):
- try to prevent; show opposition to
Example in sentence:
  • We should discourage this practice among our youth