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synonyms for deter

  • avert
  • block
  • dampen
  • daunt
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • forestall
  • frighten
  • hinder
  • impede
  • intimidate
  • obstruct
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • prohibit
  • restrain
  • scare
  • stop
  • caution
  • chill
  • cool
  • damp
  • debar
  • divert
  • forfend
  • obviate
  • warn
  • act like a wet blanket
  • disadvise
  • put a damper on
  • put off
  • rule out
  • shut out
  • stave off
  • talk out of
  • throw cold water on
  • turn off
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antonyms for deter

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • calm
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • hearten
  • help
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • let go
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • support
  • heat
  • warm
  • instigate
  • persuade
  • put on to
  • stimulate
  • turn on
  • urge
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How to use deter in a sentence

Those burdens, while they seem small, could also deter people who need the vaccine from getting it.
DON’T HATE THE VACCINE TOURISTS, HATE THE VACCINE GAMEJEN KIRBYFEBRUARY 12, 2021VOX
Others have been deterred by fear of the virus, especially in jobs at restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.
FED CHAIR: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS CLOSER TO 10 PERCENT, NOT 6.3 PERCENT, IN JANUARYRACHEL SIEGELFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sam Lemmo, who oversees the department’s Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, has reasoned that the sandbags and burritos deter property owners from building illegal seawalls.
HAWAII’S BEACHES ARE DISAPPEARING. NEW LEGISLATION COULD HELP ... IF IT’S ENFORCED.BY SOPHIE COCKE, HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISERFEBRUARY 7, 2021PROPUBLICA
I get to wear a mask all the time that deters microparticles — and smells.
I’M AUTISTIC. I’M HOPING I CAN WEAR A MASK FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.CHRISTINE M. CONDOFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We know current laws deter testing and create additional barriers for vulnerable populations.
VA. SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES HIV DECRIMINALIZATION BILLPHILIP VAN SLOOTENFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The city argued it was doing so to protect motorists from bankruptcies that were doomed to fail and to deter filings from those who had no intention of paying their debts.
THOUSANDS OF ILLINOIS DRIVERS WOULD GET THEIR LICENSES BACK UNDER A CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLBY MELISSA SANCHEZJANUARY 15, 2021PROPUBLICA
From Virginia to Colorado, freezing temperatures will not deter these destinations from embracing the opportunity to turn cold weather into a winter adventure.
WHY SOME SEASONAL HOTELS ACROSS THE U.S. ARE STAYING OPEN YEAR-ROUNDMOLLY O'BRIENJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Scholars of democracy see it as a vital form of horizontal accountability, of ensuring that leaders are deterred from engaging in the most egregious abuses of power.
THE CASE FOR CONSEQUENCESZACK BEAUCHAMPJANUARY 12, 2021VOX
Their sturdy skeletons may also deter predators or prevent damage from animals that might collide with them, Penick added, though none of this fully explains their ultra-robustness.
THE CURIOUS STRENGTH OF A SEA SPONGE’S GLASS SKELETONELENA RENKENJANUARY 11, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
All were prepared to confine a protest, but not to deter an attack, law enforcement officials said.
CAPITOL BREACH PROMPTS URGENT QUESTIONS ABOUT SECURITY FAILURESCAROL D. LEONNIG, AARON DAVIS, DAN LAMOTHE, DAVID FAHRENTHOLDJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DETER

  • avoid
  • deflect
  • deter
  • divert
  • fend off
  • foil
  • forestall
  • frustrate
  • halt
  • look away
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • rule out
  • shove aside
  • shunt
  • stave off
  • turn
  • turn aside
  • turn away
  • ward off
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.