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deterred, past participle; deters, 3rd person singular present; deterring, present participle; deterred, past tense;
  1. Discourage (someone) from doing something, typically by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences
    • - only a health problem would deter him from seeking reelection
  2. Prevent the occurrence of
    • - strategists think not only about how to deter war, but about how war might occur

  1. try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
  2. dissuade: turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
  3. Deters is a surname and may refer to: * Joe Deters, American politician * Kevin Deters, American story artist
  4. To prevent something from happening; To persuade someone not to do something; to discourage