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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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The ethnic origin of the employee was major determent for location, size and magnitude of the house.
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The Ministers expressed their concern about this offensive calculated to change the situation on the ground to the determent of the peace initiative, it reads.
But see Gartenstein-Ross, supra note 23, at 931 n.208 (acknowledging argument that judgment could still serve as punishment or determent if negotiated later on).
determent", - he said and added that after demobilization citizens do not pass medical examination.
However, due to a lack of government security intervention, the tribes continue to antagonize territorial roads, primarily at the determent to uninvolved community members.
"The sheep industry is an important contributor to the North Wales economy, which is why the SNPA takes seriously any incident to its determent.
Agriculture has determent role in social and economical growth of the important factors in keeping independence
In order for any reforms to be successful the public sector which applies it needs to be very determent and almost adamant regarding the compliance and application (Hoods, 1995) There is a risk that the politicians and the bureaucrats might get too myopic when it comes to thinking 'outside of the box' when certain constituents of a reform does not fit their public sector agenda.
Bernard Brodie and others led the wave with their 1946 book, The Absolute Weapon, which presciently discussed the possibility of a nuclear arms race and remarked that in "the atomic age the threat of retaliation is probably the strongest single means of determent." (8) The authors grasped the Pyrrhic nature of victory in a nuclear exchange, leading to Brodie's famous observation that the U.S.
exercise their prosecutorial discretion, focusing on immediate determent
If you want to say it's a sellout when it isn't a sellout, you do so at the determent of the bottom-line.
"It is important for people to embrace technology; it is a key determent in all kinds of professions."
In my opinion the determent of peace and war is not who brings it, but what brings it.