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deter

de·ter

deter

 
pronunciation:
dih tuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deterred, deterring, deters
definition: to stop or discourage from some action by creating doubt or fear.
Her parents tried to deter her from becoming a painter by telling her most artists are poor.
antonyms:
encourage, incite, provoke, push, tempt
similar words:
discourage
derivation: determent (n.)
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