v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
He hopes a charge would not deter people from enjoying this great invention.
Sentence in Classic:
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
She would not allow the presence of Lucy, nor the consciousness of some injustice towards herself, to deter her from saying that she was happy to see him, and that she had very much regretted being from home, when he called before in Berkeley Street.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
He immediately began to talk to Drummle: not at all deterred by his replying in his heavy reticent way, but apparently led on by it to screw discourse out of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
But, when peace was refused him, no fear of defeat deterred him from battle, being resolved either to conquer, if conquer he might, or if he must fall, to fall gloriously.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context