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deter

verb

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to steer (a person) from an activity or course of action
  • we tried to deter him from his crazy scheme, but to no avail

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The first known use of deter was circa 1547

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“Deter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deter. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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