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Synonyms for deter

to persuade (a person) not to do something

Synonyms for deter

try to prevent

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turn away from by persuasion

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The fact that you are his sister has not deterred him from seeking to besmirch your honor.
The eleven-years' maid might have placed a bid for Jerry's affection, had she not been deterred at the start by Agno, who reprimanded her sternly for presuming to touch or fondle a dog of such high taboo.
No; I was not to be deterred from this brave life on the water by the fact that the water-dwellers had queer and expensive desires for beer and wine and whisky.
In a frenzy lest the secret of the treasure die with him, he runs the gauntlet of the guards, makes his way to the dying man's window, and is only deterred from entering by the presence of his two sons.
Still, though he loved and languished after the most orthodox models, and was only deterred from making a confidante of Kate by the slight considerations of having never, in all his life, spoken to the object of his passion, and having never set eyes upon her, except on two occasions, on both of which she had come and gone like a flash of lightning--or, as Nicholas himself said, in the numerous conversations he held with himself, like a vision of youth and beauty much too bright to last--his ardour and devotion remained without its reward.
When I think of acquiring for myself one of our luxurious dwellings, I am deterred, for, so to speak, the country is not yet adapted to human culture, and we are still forced to cut our spiritual bread far thinner than our forefathers did their wheaten.
Some benighted horseman wending towards London, and deterred from going on to-night by the marvellous tales of my friend the highwayman, I suppose,' said Edward.
Consequently, the pony being deterred by no considerations of duty or obedience, and not having before him the slightest fear of the human eye, had at length started off, and was at that moment rattling down the street--Mr Chuckster, with his hat off and a pen behind his ear, hanging on in the rear of the chaise and making futile attempts to draw it the other way, to the unspeakable admiration of all beholders.
This part of a deterrence strategy in Asia based on flexible response is similar to the defensive posture that deterred the Soviet Union from attacking the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Does she really think the Russian fleet would have been deterred if the West had not possessed nuclear weapons?
Speaking in the Afghan capital on Monday, Ban said the United Nations would not be deterred from its work in the war-torn nation by acts of violence.
businesses deterred by the extra cost of locating to Wales.
That is not to say that the United States should stint on its efforts to prevent, deny, disrupt, or defeat; those are valuable capabilities in and of themselves, since some adversaries may not be dissuaded from acquiring or improving capabilities or deterred from using them.
Bernheim 1984; Gilbert and Vives 1986; Waldman 1987, 1991; Appelbaum and Weber 1992) have highlighted the public good aspect of noncooperative entry prevention--if costly entry deterring actions are successfully undertaken by a proper subset of the incumbents, then incumbents outside of that subset cannot be excluded from the benefits of deterred entry.
So what do you get when you take a criminal-justice system - like ours in Los Angeles County - that releases huge numbers of inmates so quickly that they're neither meaningfully deterred, punished nor kept off the street?