deter UK US /dɪˈtɜːr/ verb [T] (-rr-)
to prevent someone from doing something or to make someone less enthusiastic about doing something: deter sb from doing sth »

High prices deter many young people from entering the property market.


People said he was foolish to start his own business, but he didn't let that deter him.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Deter — may refer to: Auguste Deter (1850 1906), first person diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease Deters, surname See also Deterding Detergent, cleaning material Deteriorate (disambiguation) Determine, horse Determiner (disambiguation) Determinable… …   Wikipedia

  • Deter — ist der Name von: Adolf Deter (* 1900; † 1969), deutscher Politiker der KPD Ina Deter (* 1947), deutsche Musikerin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deter — De*ter , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deterring}.] [L. deterrere; de + terrere to frighten, terrify. See {Terror}.] To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deter — I verb absterrere, avert, avoid, ban, bar, barricade, block, blunt, caution, check, chill, circumscribe, constrict, cow, cramp, cumber, dampen, deflect, deny access, deterrere, detour, discommode, discountenance, discourage, disenchant,… …   Law dictionary

  • deter — |ê| v. tr. 1. Fazer parar. 2. Sustar. 3. Suspender. 4. Conservar em detenção. • v. pron. 5. Parar; demorar se. 6. Conter se; reprimir se.   ‣ Etimologia: latim detineo, ere, ter afastado, deter, reter, ocupar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Deter — Deter,   Ina, Rocksängerin und gitarristin, * Berlin 14. 1. 1947; begann als Liedermacherin (»Wenn du so bist wie dein Lachen«), wandte sich Ende der 70er Jahre mit eigener Band der Rockmusik zu. Ihre Songs beschäftigen sich v. a. mit politischen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • deter — 1570s, from L. deterrere to frighten from, discourage from, from de away (see DE (Cf. de )) + terrere frighten (see TERRIBLE (Cf. terrible)). Deterrent is from 1829 …   Etymology dictionary

  • deter — *dissuade, discourage, divert Analogous words: *prevent (sense 2): *hinder, impede, obstruct, block: debar, shut out (see EXCLUDE): *frighten, scare: *restrain, inhibit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deter — has inflected forms deterred, deterring, and also doubles the r in the derivative forms deterrence and deterrent (both pronounced with ter as in ten) …   Modern English usage

  • deter — [v] check, inhibit from action act like a wet blanket*, avert, block, caution, chill, cool, damp, dampen, daunt, debar, disadvise, discourage, dissuade, divert, forestall, forfend, frighten, hinder, impede, intimidate, obstruct, obviate, preclude …   New thesaurus

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