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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This is the melancholy situation to which we have been brought by those very maxims and councils which would now deter us from adopting the proposed Constitution; and which, not content with having conducted us to the brink of a precipice, seem resolved to plunge us into the abyss that awaits us below.
Talking on arrest of PML N leadership Qadir Baloch said, a conspiracy has been working to sweep-out Pakistan Muslim League from the country but they should know that fake cases can't deter us from demanding public rights,
Central Secretary Information Ahmed Jawad had expressed heartfelt grief over the terror attack on the armed forces stating that these cowardly acts would not deter us from our resolve for peace.
"No matter what Israel has done, it will not change the facts of history, which say that this land is our land and whatever they have carried out of Judaizing Jerusalem and annexing lands will not deter us from demanding our rights," he said.
'Terrorists are attempting to halt Balochistan's development progress by launching terror attacks, but they can't deter us from our resolve,' said CM Kamal, vowing to punish the perpetrators of the attacks on security forces.
Therefore, no amount of distractions should deter us from finally conquering the enemy after our country.
'The federal and provincial governments won't allow terrorists to spoil peace of Balochistan and such cowardly attacks can't deter us from rooting out the scourge of terrorism from the country,' the minister said.
" This will not deter us from these heinous acts of continuing our approach to building and reconstruction and achieving your ambitions to build a strong, fair and capable government that will provide Basra and all the governorates of Iraq with their money, added "It is right for all to preserve security and stability and prevent chaos." The statement concluded: "We call on the Prime Minister to resign immediately because of the failure in all files, otherwise we will work to go to the parliament to sack him in accordance with legal and constitutional frameworks."/ End
'Such negative tactics cannot deter us from going to the public,' he said.
But, sometimes there are various reasons that deter us from opting for it.
'All these unprincipled steps by India can never deter us from pursuing our cherished mission,' he asserted.
Qatar's economy will continue to provide a vast array of opportunities for local and international investors as we continue to grow and develop in line with QNV 2030." "The current regional developments do not deter us from our growth objectives and plans and this budget is further proof that Qatar remains open for business," al-Jaida said.
He added, "I would like to assure you that this crime, which is aimed at targeting Egypt's role in the Arab arena, will not deter us from playing our role in this region with our Arab brothers," he added.
ae1/4oeThe [Israeli] police is always trying to provoke us ae1/4A* The demolitions will not frighten us and will not deter us from rebuilding our homes,ae1/4Ci he told the press.