HyperDic: deter

English > 2 senses of the word deter:
VERBcommunicationdeter, discouragetry to prevent
communicationdeter, dissuadeturn away from by persuasion
deter > pronunciation
Soundsdihter'
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > deter: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtry to prevent; show opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymdiscourage
Broaderdisapprove, rejectdeem wrong or inappropriate
Spanishdesalentar, desanimar, disuadir, evitar, prevenir
Catalandesanimar, descoratjar
Adjectivesdeterrenttending to deter
Nounsdeterrencethe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
deterrentsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
English > deter: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningturn away from by persuasion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot deter Sue; They deter him to write the letter
Synonymdissuade
Narrowertalk out ofpersuade someone not to do something
Broaderrede, advise, counselGive advice to
OppositepersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishdesaconsejar, distanciar, disuadir
Catalandesaconsellar, dissuadir
Adjectivesdeterrenttending to deter
Nounsdeterment, deterrencea communication that makes you afraid to try something

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