Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deter

2 senses of deter

Sense 1
deter, discourage -- (try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth")
       => disapprove, reject -- (deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods")

Sense 2
dissuade, deter -- (turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people")
       => rede, advise, counsel -- (give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud")

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