deter verb

ADV. hardly Her words of warning would hardly deter him. | effectively, sufficiently Will this harsher punishment effectively deter criminals? | easily

VERB + DETER be likely/unlikely to | be enough to, be sufficient to | attempt to | be designed to | do little to, do nothing to The present system does little to deter corporate crime.

PREP. from These new rules are likely to deter people from coming forward for help.