to deter

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
To prevent something from happening
to frighten away
{v} to discourage, dishearten, frighten, stop
To deter someone from doing something means to make them not want to do it or continue doing it. Supporters of the death penalty argue that it would deter criminals from carrying guns Arrests and jail sentences have done nothing to deter the protesters = discourage. to stop someone from doing something, by making them realize it will be difficult or have bad results deterrent (deterrere, from terrere )
To persuade someone not to do something; to discourage
try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth
turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
{f} discourage, hinder, prevent
To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc
try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
to deter
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