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Verb: deter (deterred,deterring)  di'tur
  1. Try to prevent; show opposition to
    "We should deter this practice among our youth";
    - discourage
     
  2. Turn away from by persuasion
    "Negative campaigning will only deter people";
    - dissuade

Derived forms: deterring, deters, deterred

Type of: advise, counsel, disapprove, rede [archaic], reject

Encyclopedia: Deter