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.
He said, 'While introducing anything new, issues are set to arise, but they cannot deter us from our aim to facilitate the people.
According to Kashmir Media service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said, 'State sponsored tactics won't deter us from pursuing our mission, nor will these suppressive and aggressive measures make us surrender.
This will not deter us from carrying out our duties towards our people and defending them, and liberating our lands and holy sites".
Today, the Iraqis, especially the sons of our tribe, are presenting another martyr in the record of sacrifices for a unified Iraq," he said, adding that the crime of assassination would not deter us from fighting terrorism and eradicating the unity of Iraq.
No amount of military harassment would deter us from standing for what is right, or else oil company and its military partners should be ready to kill all of us.
Risk taking is an essential precursor to innovative policies, but that should not deter us from nurturing new perspectives and novel strategic inputs.
The current regional developments do not deter us from our growth objectives and this budget is further proof that Qatar remains open for business.
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.
All Israeli crimes do not frighten us or deter us from rebuilding our homes or adhering to our land and our homeland, " Tawari said.
Tehreek-e-Muzahamat spokesman in a statement while condemning night raids and ransacking of properties in the nook and corner of territory by the men in uniform, said, 'Killings, plunder, molestations and harassing innocent people won't deter us from pursuing our sacred mission of freedom.
But it will not stop us from doing our job or deter us from doing what is right for Coventry City fans.
So such threats can't deter us from taking action," Mullick added.