- to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The large dog deterred trespassers.
- to prevent; check; arrest: timber treated with creosote to deter rot.
Origin of deter
Examples from the Web for deterring
Contemporary Examples of deterring
Your effect in deterring others to travel without proper consideration would be hugely significant.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!
September 10, 2014
This can be a helpful guide to other nations in deterring ISIS from recruiting.It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS
September 2, 2014
Political drift is deterring foreign investors and frightening off overseas business.One Year Later, Libya’s Long Road Continues
October 22, 2012
He said deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”
Deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”
Historical Examples of deterring
It has in it much of that quality which "draws the devout, deterring the profane."The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
The very idea of "deterring" them from entrance has been avowedly discarded.English Poor Law Policy
Punishment is efficacious in deterring from crime only if it be certain and speedy.Curiosities of Olden Times
The process of driving out, and also of deterring, has failed.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
So far from this deterring Engels, it was just this which made his task attractive.The Art of Lecturing
Arthur M. (Arthur Morrow) Lewis
- (tr) to discourage (from acting) or prevent (from occurring), usually by instilling fear, doubt, or anxiety