Use Deter in a sentence
Meaning: [verb] put off; prevent ;
Some animals excrete toxic substances through their skin to deter predators.
It is a simple fact that the death penalty has never been shown to deter violent crime.
Abraham Lincoln once said that the probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Cigarette packages in this country have health warnings to deter people from smoking.
A public law was passed to deter marriage fraud among immigrants.
Video recording equipment may deter criminal activity, including evasion.
Handguns are used frequently to stop crime and deter criminals.
The idea that nuclear weapons deter anyone is laughable and horrific.
I installed a security camera in my office to deter people from stealing my computer.
She does not think sanctions have or will work to deter Pyongyang’s nuclear programs and military aggression.