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deters

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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“Deters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deters. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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