US: /dɪˈtɝ/
UK: /dɪtˈɜː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

deter /di'tə:/
  • ngoại động từ
    • ngăn cản, ngăn chặn, cản trở; làm nản lòng, làm nhụt chí, làm thoái chí
      • to deter someone from doing something: ngăn cản ai làm việc gì

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
(-rr-) ~ sb (from sth / from doing sth) to make sb decide not to do sth or continue doing sth, especially by making them understand the difficulties and unpleasant results of their actions: [VN] I told him I wasn't interested, but he wasn't deterred. + The high price of the service could deter people from seeking advice. [also V]
See also - DETERRENT

Thesaurus dictionary

dissuade, discourage, inhibit, intimidate, daunt, frighten off or from or away, scare off or from; prevent, stop, obstruct, check, hinder, impede:
I was deterred from entering by three large dogs. Regular spraying of plants helps to deter aphid infestation.

Collocation dictionary


Her words of warning would hardly deter him.
| effectively, sufficiently
Will this harsher punishment effectively deter criminals?
| easily


be likely/unlikely to | be enough to, be sufficient to | attempt to | be designed to | do little to, do nothing to
The present system does little to deter corporate crime.


These new rules are likely to deter people from coming forward for help.

Concise English dictionary

+try to prevent; show opposition to
+turn away from by persuasion