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    deter

    deter - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deter

    Definition
    (verb) try to prevent; show opposition to
    Synonyms : discourage
    Example Sentence
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth
    Definition
    (verb) turn away from by persuasion
    Synonyms : dissuade
    Example Sentence
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for deter

DExTER (cartoon character) used to PREVENT her sister from coming in his secret laboratory

DETERgent prevents dirt

same root as terror

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