- For Teachers
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
Potent enemies tempt and deter us from our duty.
deter = to prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk
Nothing will deter him from success.
Will atomic weapons deter powerful nations from war?
deter = disincline
Bad weather did not deter us from going out.
deter = discourage
The weather deterred them from going for a picnic.
deter = hinder
Certainly, kids shouldn't smoke; parents, taxes and laws should deter them.
deter = prevent
Thank you for your efforts.