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deterring

verb
present participle of deter

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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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“Deterring.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deterring. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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