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adjective as in stopping

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In order to deter crowds, its annual Thanksgiving Day parade won’t go through its usual route through Manhattan.

From Fortune

Advocates have said that the rule is deterring many immigrants and their family members from using any government-funded health care or nutritional benefits.

Back in August, city of Chicago officials knew that piercing gusts of wind and sub-zero temperatures were only a few months away from deterring residents from eating outside and, in turn, devastating many of the city’s restaurants and bars.

From Fortune

Then we need enforcement, because I think that the way you deter police from crossing the line is the way you deter citizens from crossing the line.

From Ozy

This is because fines have not been successful in the past in Europe to deter perceived anticompetitive behavior.

Your effect in deterring others to travel without proper consideration would be hugely significant.

This can be a helpful guide to other nations in deterring ISIS from recruiting.

Political drift is deterring foreign investors and frightening off overseas business.

He said deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”

Deterring Hamas anew would require “massive air strikes for some days.”

Hence that wholesome fear of God so operative in deterring evil and stimulating good is removed.

The process of driving out, and also of deterring, has failed.

It was preposterous to claim for such a scene as this that it conveyed any great moral lesson, or had any deterring influence.

So the fight went on, the mist hiding the Germans at longer range and their torpedo attacks deterring us from a closer encounter.

His first losses, instead of deterring him from further speculation, led him on to rasher ventures.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deterring, such as: discouraging, hampering, impeding, and deterrent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.