deter

[dih-tur]
verb (used with object), deterred, deterring.
1.
to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding: The large dog deterred trespassers.
2.
to prevent; check; arrest: timber treated with creosote to deter rot.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin dēterrēre to prevent, hinder, equivalent to dē- de- + terrēre to frighten

determent, noun
deterrable, adjective
deterrability, noun
deterrer, noun
undeterrability, noun
undeterrable, adjective
undeterrably, adverb
undeterred, adjective
undeterring, adjective
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deter (dɪˈtɜː)
 
vb , -ters, -terring, -terred
(tr) to discourage (from acting) or prevent (from occurring), usually by instilling fear, doubt, or anxiety
 
[C16: from Latin dēterrēre, from de- + terrēre to frighten]
 
de'terment
 
n

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deter
1579, from L. deterrere, from de- "away" + terrere "frighten." Deterrent is from 1829.
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Example sentences
The prevention, determent and detection of fraud is the responsibility of the
  organization's management.
Not until after an exhaustive investigation can the cause of the accident be
  determent.
Any outlet that attacks individuals personally instead of arguing ideas and
  policy is a determent to that persons position.
Capital punishment should be done away with, because it fails as a determent.
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