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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Twenty-one percent report that a lack of confidence the machine got the deposit right deterred them from making cash/check deposits at an ATM, while 11 percent said looking for or hassling with filling out a deposit envelope deters them from making cash or check deposits at an ATM.