Word:

Deter

De`ter´
v. t.1.To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Deterred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deterring.]
Potent enemies tempt and deter us from our duty.
- Tillotson.
Verb1.deter - try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
Synonyms: discourage
2.deter - turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"
Synonyms: dissuade
anticipate, avert, awe, bar, block, blunt, check, chill, cool, damp, dampen, daunt, debar, deflect, disaffect, discourage, dishearten, disincline, disinterest, dissuade, distract, divert, estop, exclude, faze, fend, fend off, forbid, foreclose, forestall, frighten, help, hinder, impede, indispose, inhibit, intimidate, keep from, keep off, obstruct, obviate, overawe, preclude, prevent, prohibit, put off, quench, repel, restrain, rule out, save, scare, scare off, shake, shut out, stave off, stop, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, ward, ward off, wean from
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