Deter

Definition of Deter

De`ter´
v. t.1.To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Deterred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deterring.]
Potent enemies tempt and deter us from our duty.
- Tillotson.
My own face deters me from my glass.
- Prior.

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