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Synonyms for deter

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  1. deter

    warn, stop, dissuade, disincline, indispose, dispirit, hinder, prevent, discourage, dishearten, terrify, scare

    encourage, incite, provoke, move, allure, prompt, tempt, seduce, persuade

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  1. deter, discourageverb

    try to prevent; show opposition to

    "We should discourage this practice among our youth"

    monish, admonish, warn, discourage, dissuade

  2. dissuade, deterverb

    turn away from by persuasion

    "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

    discourage, dissuade

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  1. deterverb

    restrain, hinder, discourage, withhold (by fear)

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  1. deterverb

    hinder, prevent, dissuade, restrain

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  1. List of paraphrases for "deter":

    discourage, dissuade, prevent, deterring, deterrence, curb

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  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

  2. Greg Mandoli:

    We’re looking to prevent, deter and protect communities. The public doesn't realize what’s happening in a federal investigative agency like HSI and the breath of the investigations that we’re doing. So, with Project Wildfire, we’re looking to take ground information and feed them back into the collective pool... working with our local partners to identify community threats as we look to prevent, deter and protect the homeland.

  3. Ray Odierno:

    In my mind, we don't have the ability to deter. The reason we have a military is to deter conflict and prevent wars. And if people believe we are not big enough to respond, they miscalculate.

  4. Laura Cooper:

    Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression, in order to deter further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries abilities to defend themselves.Thats, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries.Its in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world.

  5. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus:

    We're going to be there, we're going to deter. That's the main reason we're there -- to deter potential aggression.

Translations for deter

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  • ردعArabic
  • възпирам, разубеждавамBulgarian
  • verhindern, abhaltenGerman
  • desalentar, evitar, prevenir, disuadirSpanish
  • estellä, estää, pidätelläFinnish
  • décourager, dissuader, empêcherFrench
  • रोक रखनाHindi
  • elrettentHungarian
  • prevenire, scoraggiareItalian
  • להרתיעHebrew
  • 予防Japanese
  • verhinderen, ontmoedigenDutch
  • forhindre, avskrekkeNorwegian
  • dissuadir, desencorajar, impedirPortuguese
  • предотвратить, разубеждать, удержать, отговаривать, отговарить, предотвращать, удерживать, разубедитьRussian
  • spriječiti, odvratiti, osujetiti, odgovoritiSerbo-Croatian
  • avråda, avstyra, förhindra, avskräckaSwedish
  • ยับยั้งThai

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