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Deter

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Definition

to deter: to put off, to discourage, to prevent, to stop
verb

(This alarm is a) deterrent (to burglars): (This alarm is a) discouragement, obstacle, hindrance (for burglars)
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I keep a lion in the house to deter burglars.
US: I thought the crocodile in the garden was more of a deterrent.

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