Definitions for deterdɪˈtɜr

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deter, discourage(verb)

    try to prevent; show opposition to

    "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

  2. dissuade, deter(verb)

    turn away from by persuasion

    "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deter(Verb)

    To prevent something from happening.

  2. deter(Verb)

    To persuade someone not to do something; to discourage.

  3. Origin: From deterreo, from + .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Deter(verb)

    to prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc

  2. Origin: [L. deterrere; de + terrere to frighten, terrify. See Terror.]


Translations for deter

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  • разубеждавам, възпирамBulgarian
  • verhindern, abhaltenGerman
  • disuadir, evitar, prevenir, desalentarSpanish
  • estää, pidätellä, estelläFinnish
  • empêcher, dissuader, découragerFrench
  • elrettentHungarian
  • scoraggiare, prevenireItalian
  • 予防Japanese
  • verhinderen, ontmoedigenDutch
  • forhindre, avskrekkeNorwegian
  • dissuadir, desencorajar, impedirPortuguese
  • отговаривать, отговарить, разубедить, удерживать, предотвращать, предотвратить, разубеждать, удержатьRussian
  • odgovoriti, osujetiti, spriječiti, odvratitiSerbo-Croatian
  • förhindra, avstyra, avråda, avskräckaSwedish

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