Translation of deter in Spanish:

deter

disuadir, v.

Pronunciation /dəˈtər//dɪˈtəː/

transitive verbdeterring, deterred

  • 1

    (person) disuadir
    (person) hacer disuadir
    she was not deterred no desistió de su propósito
    • to deter sb from sth/-ing disuadir a algn de algo/+ inf
    • He said he wanted a balanced approach to asylum seekers, welcoming those in genuine fear of persecution but deterring economic migrants who had little to offer.
    • Fear of it can deter people from coming forward when they have seen a crime being committed.
    • Tree valuations of $3000 and $5000 were deterring people from proceeding with removal applications, Mr Crosby said.
    • Maharaj believes that educating the public on the harmful effects of smoking marijuana is the key to deterring people from experimenting with this drug.
    • Share prices have dived by 40% this week amid warnings that fear of terrorism is deterring customers.
    • Most coaches are volunteers and the tyranny of distance often deters people from attending this type of course.
    • Meanwhile, a minister yesterday said schools, colleges and universities must play their part in deterring young people from turning to extremism…
    • No doubt that will not deter him finishing the job his father faltered over.
    • All the academic evidence suggests fear of debt deters people from less prosperous backgrounds.
    • Otley's businesses will be very glad because anything which deters people from coming to the town centre hurts them.
    • It deters people from buying new bicycles, while at the same time there is a lucrative trade in stolen models and this has to be examined.
    • The rebels fear the charges will deter students from poorer backgrounds from applying to go to university.
    • Whether by taking offenders out of circulation, or by deterring people from committing crimes in the first place, the evidence does seem to support the view that prison works.
    • The simple fact is that even the rumor or thought of an area affected deters people from using the land.
    • Some, however, doubt that a minimum five-year jail term will deter hardened criminals.
    • Usually, the fear of victimisation deters people from making complaints against corrupt officials.
    • It is the lack of awareness and fear that deters people from getting themselves examined.
    • The death penalty deters people from committing murder.
    • A social stigma against AIDS victims persists, which deters people from getting tested and treated for the disease.
    • It is damaging to our image and deters people from coming here.
  • 2

    (crime/war) impedir
    • The order is aimed at deterring anti-social behaviour and preventing escalation of the behaviour, without recourse to criminal sanctions.
    • After parasitizing about one-third of the larvae in a host cluster the wasp stops, apparently leaving a mark that deters further parasitism by other individuals.
    • But when it came to a decision to enforce that guarantee, the horror of war deterred it.
    • Informing on dealers can deter crime and prevent untold human misery, according to the campaign.
    • He adopted the New Look strategy to meet the dual risk of deterring nuclear war and containing communist expansion.
    • Are we naive enough to think Britain alone would have had the armament to deter aggression during the Cold War?
    • British police and security services are focused on how to deter, to prevent and to combat terrorist attacks here.
    • For St. Augustine, resorting to war as a necessary evil is acceptable when it deters greater evil and is pursued in the spirit of justice.
    • Police officers will also make regular checks to deter the sale and use of drugs in discos and pubs.
    • Future wars were to be deterred by the League of Nations, which would take collective action against aggressor states.
    • The Navy maintains, trains and equips combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and securing freedom of the seas.
    • Convicting doctors of manslaughter may satisfy a desire for retribution, but deters careful consideration of the ways of preventing tragedies from recurring.
    • You can't suggest that legislation from the EU is hampering future growth and deterring entrepreneurship under Labour, but people want to.
    • Corruption deters investment, hinders socio-economic development, undermines good governance, and distorts government policy thus leading to misallocation of resources.
    • The arrival of a police car would have forestalled or deterred such an attack by itself.
    • States have a compelling interest in deterring, preventing, and punishing childhood sexual abuse.
    • The point of the first war against Iraq was to deter such aggression wherever it might occur.
    • It clearly makes nuclear weapons a tool for fighting a war, rather than deterring them.
    • Councillors backed the plans which are part of a new strategy to deter, prevent and detect benefit fraud in the borough.
    • To be sure, it has a general interest in peace and stability on the Asian mainland and a specific interest in deterring nuclear war between other states.