deter

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈtɜː(ɹ)/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
deter

Third-person singular
deters

Past tense
deterred

Past participle
deterred

Present participle
deterring

  1. (transitive) If X deters Y from happening, X stops Y, or makes Y less likely.
    John tried his best to deter the incoming forces invading his base on his game.

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