verb (used with object), de·terred, de·ter·ring.
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Pearce doesn’t know whether or not the hearse deterred people from voting.Pistols, a Hearse and Trucks Playing Chicken: Why Some Voters Felt Harassed and Intimidated at the Polls|by Adriana Gallardo, Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy|December 4, 2020|ProPublica
Programs that limit access to the web on students’ computers, for example, won’t deter cheating by those who are rich enough to afford a second device.An argument for giving kids open-book tests during the pandemic (and after)|Valerie Strauss|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Owens said the current enforcement model arose after the Institute of Medicine concluded in the 1980s that a past approach like the state’s proposal failed to deter repeat violations.Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic|Jared Whitlock|August 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Lizotte said she thinks it’s possible that these barriers might deter some women from voting.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Fernandez said if the checkpoints didn’t deter people from Imperial, the cannabis industry could have a significant economic impact on the county.Businesses Say Border Patrol Is Seizing Legal Cannabis Between San Diego, Imperial|Jesse Marx and Maya Srikrishnan|June 29, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Sorrow then, has done its work when it deters from evil; in other words when it works repentance.Sermons Preached at Brighton|Frederick W. Robertson
He knew him versed in every art that corrupts, and wholly void of the conscience that deters.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Teneros animos aliena opprobria spe / Absterrent vitiis—The disgrace of others often deters tender minds from vice.
The knowledge that virtue is its own reward is what deters many from well doing.Crankisms|Lisle de Vaux Matthewman
This probably, more than the daring character of their speculations, deters Martin Luther from numbering himself among them.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles