verb (used with object), de·terred, de·ter·ring.
Origin of deter
Examples from the Web for deter
Security guards have also been posted to add some muscle (but this has done little to deter vandals in past years).
They knew they might see things that will disturb them, but could not deter them from their duty.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This loan has done nothing to deter the hardliners: just ask the current occupants of Evin prison.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The program, Satellite Sentinel Project, is designed to document and deter atrocities against civilians.
Assassinations of community leaders both weaken local coordination against ISIS and deter potential informants.
And yet there come three, whom the darkness seems not to deter, nor obstacles impede.Violets and Other Tales|Alice Ruth Moore
He regards them as pirates, and has resolved by severity to deter others from following their example.In Greek Waters|G. A. Henty
All this creates difficulties, though not such as should deter us from their investigation.Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
Difficulties like a walk of five miles with two children in her arms might hamper but not deter her.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall|Jean K. Baird
The small coins must have some intrinsic value to deter forgery, and must be made of good materials to stand wear and tear.Swift|Leslie Stephen