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deter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  --Addison. 
 
  Potent  enemies  tempt  and  deter  us  from  our  duty. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  My  own  face  deters  me  from  my  glass.  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deter 
  v  1:  try  to  prevent;  show  opposition  to:  "We  should  discourage 
  this  practice  among  our  youth"  [syn:  {discourage}] 
  2:  turn  away  from  by  persuasion;  "Negative  campaigning  will 
  only  dissuade  people"  [syn:  {dissuade}]  [ant:  {persuade}] 




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