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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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References in classic literature ?
At the same time he should encourage his citizens to practise their callings peaceably, both in commerce and agriculture, and in every other following, so that the one should not be deterred from improving his possessions for fear lest they be taken away from him or another from opening up trade for fear of taxes; but the prince ought to offer rewards to whoever wishes to do these things and designs in any way to honour his city or state.
No; I was not to be deterred from this brave life on the water by the fact that the water-dwellers had queer and expensive desires for beer and wine and whisky.
FORMER troops are being deterred from applying for jobs as police officers by new rules, fears an ex-minister.
If we are deterred from filing because he's powerful, forget it.
While some residents claim friends have been deterred from visiting, and they have to stand shivering at the gate to Hexham's main street to let people in, others are pleased to have extra security.
Speaking in the Afghan capital on Monday, Ban said the United Nations would not be deterred from its work in the war-torn nation by acts of violence.
That is not to say that the United States should stint on its efforts to prevent, deny, disrupt, or defeat; those are valuable capabilities in and of themselves, since some adversaries may not be dissuaded from acquiring or improving capabilities or deterred from using them.
There is evidence that some youngsters are deterred from starting if the age is raised.
The figure of 31 per cent of Britons deterred from visiting the UK capital compares with 32 per cent of French adults not keen to come to London.
While some students may indeed be deterred from using drugs, the conventional wisdom (supported by empirical data) is that students who participate in extracurricular activities are some of the least likely to use drugs.
The success of any sting operation often is measured by the number of potential offenders deterred from committing similar crimes because of the perceived chance for arrest.
If the CFO and his staff do their job correctly, raiders will be deterred from coming after the company and effective defenses will be in place if they do.
And who knows how many terrrorists or self-proclaimed Messiahs were deterred from trying in the first place?
FORMER troops are being deterred from joining the police force by new rules, fears a former minister.
The Commonwealth 5,000m silver medallist, who insists she will not be deterred from a career in road racing, claimed she was fully recovered from feeling "dizzy and delirious" in the final 800m of her debut half-marathon race on Sunday, in which she finished fourth.