deter from

This page is about the phrasal verb deter from.

Meaning: to make someone less likely to do something, or to discourage someone from doing something

For example:

  • deter sb from doing sth The terrorist attacks deterred many people from visiting the country, and many tourists cancelled their bookings.

  • deter sb from doing sth Did the stock market collapse of 2008 deter you from investing in shares again?

Quick Quiz:

Teachers are trying to deter the older students from

a. doing their homework

b. bullying younger kids

c. speaking good English

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