Definitions for deterdɪˈtɜr

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word deter

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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