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What is another word for deterring?

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Tending or serving to dissuade
“The increased presence of security cameras in public spaces has a deterring effect on potential criminals.”
Tending, or designed, to hinder or deter
The act of something that stops
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Present participle for to prevent the occurrence of
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“Police officers will also make regular checks to deter the sale and use of drugs in discos and pubs.”
Present participle for to discourage or deter someone from doing something
“He can't let politics deter him from trying to find out about the boy's death.”
Present participle for to scare, daunt or demoralize someone, typically into refraining from something
“Lucas's purpose in saying this was actually to scare and deter him, lest he harbored thoughts he shouldn't have.”
Present participle for to frighten or cause fear in
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Present participle for to fend off or defend against something hostile
Present participle for to restrain or keep in check
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