deter (someone or something) from (something)

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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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None of these considerations, however, seem to me significant enough to deter one from deciding to deliver services by making home visits.
Commentary: The temptation for practitioners to do annual transvaginal ultrasounds and CA 125 screening in healthy women has been strong, but this study, and previous reports, deter one from this approach.
I wouldn't let this deter one from buying the disc, though, if only for the experience of discovering a man so well known and so little heard.
Nor should the cost (if not covered by insurance) or the possible discomfort deter one from undergoing colonoscopy.
But this should not deter one from reading the book.
Yet the risks and applications of new technologies to problems that are difficult to define may deter one from taking advantage of them.