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Emphasis on ConsequencesPlay
Deter focuses on the negative outcomes to discourage an action. SlideThe possibility of failing the course should deter you from skipping classes.
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Psychological InfluencePlay
Using 'deter' implies attempting to change someone's mind through doubts or fears. SlideShe was deterred from smoking by the graphic health warnings.
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Deter is often used when talking about actions we want to stop someone from taking. SlideThe threat of rain didn't deter them from holding the picnic outdoors.