Synonyms of deter in English:

deter


See definition of deter

verb

1‘the high cost has deterred many from attending’

SYNONYMS

put off, discourage, dissuade, scare off

warn, caution

dishearten, demoralize, daunt, make anxious, make nervous, make worried, frighten, unnerve, intimidate

ANTONYMS

encourage

2‘the presence of a caretaker deters crime’

SYNONYMS

prevent, stop, put a stop to, avert, nip in the bud, fend off, turn aside, stave off, ward off, head off, shut out, block, intercept, halt, arrest, check, stay, keep, hinder, impede, hamper, obstruct, baulk, foil, thwart, obviate, frustrate, forestall, counteract, inhibit, hold back, curb, restrain, preclude, pre-empt, save, help

archaic let

ANTONYMS

encourage