deterred deterred  /dɪ ˈtɜrd/


  1. (v) try to prevent; show opposition to
  2. (v) turn away from by persuasion


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  1. But that hasn't deterred the editors of The Lancet, the prestigious British medical journal, which has launched an all-out attack on homeopathy.
  2. That has not deterred droves of style-conscious short men from buying high heels.
  3. But the setbacks have not deterred her.


  1. Page 1 Online Marketing Returns to Chamber's Snowed-out Spring Expo

    Since Colorado's spring snow storm deterred many Northern Colorado residents from attending the 2013 Spring Business Expo on May 1, 2013, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce has decided to reschedule the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. York County real estate prices are on the rise

    A nearly $7,000 climb in median sale price has not deterred buyers from investing in Red Lion real estate.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: York Daily Record

  3. Naturals Upend Travelers

    Northwest Arkansas wasn’t deterred by a three-run, first-inning deficit against Arkansas on Sunday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


  1. "There isn't anything we cannot do together if we seek God's blessing and if we stay committed and are not deterred by the setbacks that often fall in every life," Clinton said.
    on May 25, 2006 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: 940 News

  2. "I have great respect for the millions of Iraqis who refused to be deterred by acts of violence, and who exercised their right to vote," Obama said in his first reaction to the ballot.
    on Mar 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "We will not be deterred, dissuaded or diverted from taking whatever measures are necessary to protect our security," Brown said. "When the main terrorist threat facing Britain emanates from Afghanistan and Pakistan; and when, although the...
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Newser

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