HyperDic: deterrence

English > 3 senses of the word deterrence:
NOUNmotivedeterrence, disincentivea negative / negative motivational influence
communicationdeterrence, determent, intimidationa communication that makes you afraid to try something
actdeterrencethe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety
deterrence > pronunciation
Soundsdihter'ahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > deterrence: 3 senses > noun 1, motive
MeaningA negative / negative motivational influence.
Synonymdisincentive
Broaderrational motiveA motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
Oppositeincentive, inducement, motivatorA positive motivational influence
Spanishdesestímulo, desincentivo, freno
Adjectivesdeterrenttending to deter
English > deterrence: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA communication that makes you afraid to try something.
Synonymsdeterment, intimidation
BroaderdiscouragementThe expression of opposition and disapproval
Verbsdeterturn away from by persuasion
English > deterrence: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety.
NarrowerdiscouragementThe act of discouraging
nuclear deterrenceThe military doctrine that an enemy / enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, interferenceThe act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
Spanishdisuasión
Adjectivesdeterrenttending to deter
Verbsdetertry to prevent

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