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deter (someone or something) from (something)

To cause or encourage someone not to do something. The threat of rain deterred us from going to the beach this weekend.
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deter someone or something from something

to prevent or discourage someone or a group from doing something. We can't seem to deter them from leaving. They were not deterred from their foolish ways.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To support the development of such a defense strategy, this article considers broadly what it means to "deter and defeat aggression" in specific cases and outlines the supporting missions and forces.
CUMYC is the number of accumulated yellow cards a team has entering the match, and [beta] will be negative if accumulated yellow cards deter aggressive play.
Long delays in executions raise questions about whether the death penalty actually deters killings.
Deter had entered an intersection against a red light, and was struck by a car.
In line with the GCC Supreme Council's resolutions in its 29th session in Muscat, the Experts Committee of the GCC Public Prosecution Bodies held today its 8th meeting at the GCC General Secretariat here, to discuss the methods to deter the negative impact of Media on the young generations.
But RICS said research had found that 72% of its members thought such an increase would deter people from investing in rental property, rising to 100% in the West Midlands.
In 2002, it adopted an action plan inspired by the Food and Agriculture Organisation's 2001 international plan of action to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing.
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* No, the negative tone may deter further adoption of IT systems.
The report, published in several newspapers Thursday, said 27-year-old Majid--who was only identified by his first name--confessed to blinding Ameneh Bahrami in 2004 by throwing acid on her face to deter others from marrying the woman he loved but who rejected him.
This will deter young people from smoking and will make smokers quit smoking," Karataev said.
While there had been concern that name-based reporting would deter testing, researchers found that few respondents cited the law as a reason to avoid or delay testing.
However, 23 per cent of those currently flouting the law say the new legislation will deter them from doing so in the future.
While many people argue that the 421-a incentive has been costing the City too much money and is not necessary to encourage development in New York, others claim that the reform will deter developers from building.
Whom is the United States trying to deter, from doing what, and in what circumstances?