[ US /dɪˈtɝ/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɜː/ ]
VERB
  1. turn away from by persuasion
    Negative campaigning will only dissuade people
  2. try to prevent; show opposition to
    We should discourage this practice among our youth
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How To Use deter In A Sentence

  • These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys. The South Pole~ Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • She has determined on going this afternoon.
  • The manager never falters in his determination.
  • The study predicted that, by 2022, the country would still require $7.2 billion in foreign aid a year—and that assumes an upsurge of so-far inexistent mining-industry revenue and no dramatic deterioration of security. Afghanistan Seeks Enduring Support
  • The tax assessor determined that the property was subject to taxation based on its infrequent use for religious purposes. Christianity Today
  • The chancellor has declined to alter the co-determination of company decisions exercised by management and labor jointly.
  • She was determined to renegotiate the second mortgage for another year. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
  • synthetic detergents are in the form of powder or liquid.
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
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