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Synonyms for deter

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deter

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deterverb

    hinder, prevent, dissuade, restrain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deter":

    discourage, dissuade, prevent, deterring, deterrence, curb

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How to use deter in a sentence?

  1. Tom Holt:

    To the extent that you can’t deter through direct action, you can get some of these facilitators on notice.

  2. John McCain:

    I welcome reports that the Air Force has decided to keep the A-10 aircraft flying through fiscal year 2017, ensuring our troops have the vital close air support they need for missions around the world. Today, the A-10 fleet is playing an indispensable role in the fight against ISIL in Iraq and assisting NATO's efforts to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, with growing global chaos and turmoil on the rise, we simply cannot afford to prematurely retire the best close air support weapon in our arsenal without fielding a proper replacement.

  3. Nick Orloff:

    It's meant to deter crime.

  4. Ricardo Galvao:

    Historically the DETER numbers are much lower than PRODES.

  5. James Brown:

    Russia therefore wishes to use its military power to intimidate Japan in the hope that this will deter Tokyo from imposing further such measures.

Translations for deter

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  • разубеждавам, възпирамBulgarian
  • verhindern, abhaltenGerman
  • desalentar, evitar, prevenir, disuadirSpanish
  • estellä, pidätellä, estääFinnish
  • dissuader, décourager, empêcherFrench
  • रोक रखनाHindi
  • elrettentHungarian
  • scoraggiare, prevenireItalian
  • להרתיעHebrew
  • 予防Japanese
  • verhinderen, ontmoedigenDutch
  • forhindre, avskrekkeNorwegian
  • dissuadir, desencorajar, impedirPortuguese
  • предотвращать, предотвратить, разубеждать, удержать, удерживать, отговаривать, отговарить, разубедитьRussian
  • osujetiti, odvratiti, spriječiti, odgovoritiSerbo-Croatian
  • avskräcka, avstyra, förhindra, avrådaSwedish
  • ยับยั้งThai

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