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What is another word for deter?

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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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Deny access
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