dissuasion :

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  • n  a communication that dissuades you
  • n  persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

  • At the dissuasion line there were signs warning that the area was mined.
  • Gaullists, who refer to France's still inoperative nuclear deterrent as the force de dissuasion, have never been very precise about how or what it would dissuade.
  • Charles de Gaulle's icy attitude toward the Anglo-Saxons, his insistence on creating a nuclear force de dissuasion and his all-round obstructionism have made the Alphands' job .
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  • Former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty in two cases
    A former San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy who allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend’s former boyfriend and in a later separate incident disregarded a no-contact order pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and witness dissuasion charges after a judge first denied a prosecution request to hike his $150,000 bail.
    March 13, 2014 - San Mateo Daily Journal

  • Michael Ignatieff in Hamilton Spectator
    It's the only tool that's got us anywhere. There's absolutely no question that the prime minister would not have backed down as he admitted today from partisan, divisive policies had he not been faced with a very credible weapon of dissuasion,...
  • Shimon Peres in Mail & Guardian Online
    Israel won't say, or not say, whether we have nuclear weapons,Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres told public radio. "It suffices that one fears that we have them and that fear in itself constitutes an element of dissuasion."
  • Ehud Barak in EasyBourse.com
    If we are forced to, there will be more attacks. Above all, I trust more in our power of dissuasion than in anything else, and Hamas has learned to its cost by suffering the hardest blows since its creation,Barak said.

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