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
Criminologists differ on the efficacy of such measures in deterring youths who
  are considered threats to public order.
The same compound can be effective in deterring insects from eating garden
  produce or feasting on flowers and shrubs.
The chemical combo was nearly as effective in deterring mosquitoes as pools
  containing adult backswimmers.
The idea is that making nuclear weapons more effective and credible for
  deterring war is immoral is a lie.
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