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1. deter

verb. ['dɪˈtɝː'] try to prevent; show opposition to.

Synonyms

  • reject
  • disapprove

Antonyms

  • elate
  • accept
  • approbate

Etymology

  • deterreo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Deter

  • entrepreneur
  • restauranteur
  • restaurateur
  • transfer
  • saboteur
  • redifer
  • francoeur
  • connoisseur
  • reoccur
  • ramseur
  • prefer
  • monsieur
  • lefleur
  • lafleur
  • defleur
  • credeur
  • confer
  • concur
  • refer
  • recur
  • oclair
  • o'clair
  • mcgirr
  • mccur
  • liqueur
  • inter
  • infer
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur

How do you pronounce deter?

Pronounce deter as dɪˈtər.

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Sentences with deter


1. Adjective, comparative
While this does deter predators, the bristles are actually soft and do not contain toxins.

2. Verb, base form
Place peppermint oil around the openings to deter rodents with its smell.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Bird spikes are pointed pieces of metal that deter birds from landing.

Quotes about deter


1. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter usfrom the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

2. An over examination of life can deter you from life itself
- Ilyas Kassam

2. deter

verb. ['dɪˈtɝː'] turn away from by persuasion.

Synonyms

  • counsel
  • talk out of
  • dissuade
  • rede

Antonyms

  • talk into
  • indicate
  • encourage
  • hearten

Etymology

  • deterreo (Latin)
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