deterring deterring  /dɪ ˈtɜ rɪŋ/


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


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  1. Rather than deterring Hwang, however, the setbacks appear to have fueled his curiosity.
  2. Israeli officials stressed that the objective was to deal further punishing blows to Hamas in the hope of deterring further rocket fire.
  3. Success in deterring the foreign barbarians came from deftly playing the Western powers off against one another, and throwing open doors to European traders.


  1. Mounting Turkey Tumult Not Yet Deterring U.S. Firms

    Political unrest in Turkey isn’t deterring U.S. companies like Iowa-based Sukup Manufacturing from entering that rapidly expanding market. Yet.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX Business

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    Meteorologists are warning that a gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms is ... More teenagers are getting their hands on prescription drugs and deterring them ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

  3. Teens getting access to online prescription drugs

    More teenagers are getting their hands on prescription drugs and deterring them isn't as easy as monitoring your own medicine cabinet anymore. Controlled medications can be just a few computer clicks away.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids


  1. "There will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia, hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments," NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said. "That's good news for the people of Somalia and, as it should be,...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Source: FOXNews

  2. In his famous memo of October 2003, Donald Rumsfeld asked: "Are we capturing, killing or deterring and dissuading more terrorists every day than the madrassas and the radical clerics are recruiting, training and deploying against us?"
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: The Conservative Voice

  3. "It is deemed necessary to make the necessary military preparations for deterring a possible Eritrean invasion and to repulse such an invasion should it occur," Meles said. "We have now come to the point where neither Eritrea or others could...
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Meles Zenawi Source: International Herald Tribune

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