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Definition of 'deter'

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Business leaders argue that the sanctions deter investment that could help to lift the country out of poverty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many people from poorer backgrounds may be deterred from going to university under the new proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It makes no sense to overload energy companies with commitments that deter them from investment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is harder to think of anything that would deter saving or investment more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Snap elections called towards the end of last year deterred investment and the recovery ground to a halt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Further police activity may deter victims from being candid with police and in court for fear of future investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are concerns about how to encourage students from poorer backgrounds who may be deterred by the prospect of debt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is good news because it may be deterring borrowers from remortgaging when their fixed or discounted period comes to an end. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Such criticism may deter leading contenders from taking the job at Newcastle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We don't agree with singling out fizzy drinks for an extra tax to deter buyers. The Sun (2014)The lack of price hasn't deterred potential buyers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If more was done to deter underage buyers, they might not try so often. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their fees may deter you, though. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not only do they lead to capital flight from economies, they also deter inward investment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At a time when confidence is low, it does not take much to deter potential buyers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The high street suffered the worst December on record last month as the snow and inflation fears deterred shoppers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This very punitive approach to stamp duty may deter people from moving and making their contribution to the government's coffers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Does its reputation deter buyers? Times, Sunday Times (2012)By limiting the amount of their own money people can access, they announce that a country is in crisis and deter investment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some might be deterred by the fear that they will be asked to fill in a form and they won't be able to read it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There were gloomy predictions that the weather would deter buyers, but on the day a lengthy queue had formed an hour before the doors opened. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'deter'

British English: deter VERB
To deter someone from doing something means to make them not want to do it or continue doing it.
The design of the bikes will deter thieves.

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