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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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With regard to what actions are to be deterred, the term deterrence is used implicitly and explicitly in a variety of ways in current U.
nuclear arsenal, the more likely it will be that some adversaries will not be deterred by it.
leaders know if deterrence is successful--that is, that the reason for the adversary's inaction is that it was successfully deterred by influencing his decision--rather than his never having intended to take the aggressive action in the first place?
2(Z), firm 1's best response jumps up to make up the difference between the limit output and firm 2's quantity, that is, entry is deterred.
If entry is deterred, any incumbent outputs in the set D, and the entrant staying out is an equilibrium.
It could be argued that there would be no misconduct to be deterred in the future and that the mere threat of exclusion had served the purpose of the exclusionary rule by altering the conduct of the agency before the fact.
They are also being deterred from their plans to gain access to the last mile by the prohibitive costs of loop rental and collocation facilities required to install their DSL equipment at the incumbents' central offices.
Defense Secretary William Cohen said Sunday the air campaign would not be deterred by the downing Saturday of an F-117 stealth fighter near the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade.
Value-neutral "Scorecard" of Economic Behaviors Provides Formula to Help Governments Identify Most Prominent Causes of Deterred Investment
Every unit of deterred FDI is a lost opportunity for faster economic growth," said James Schiro, Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The teen, who recently graduated from Placerita Junior High, said she has been deterred from drug activity because she has seen a relative serve jail time for his substance abuse.
Committee Will Not Be Deterred By Management's Intimidation Attempt
Management and the Board should know that we intend to press forward with our election contest and that we will not be deterred by their transparent attempt to intimidate us with this meritless lawsuit.
When the buses are started, the red light on the enclosure reassures passengers that potential criminal activity is being monitored, recorded and deterred .
28, 1994--Most voice mail hackers can be deterred through common-sense system management and subscriber education, according to the Voice Messaging Educational Committee (VMEC).