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English noun: deterrence

1. deterrence (motive) a negative motivational influence


Broader (hypernym)rational motive

Antonymsincentive, inducement, motivator

2. deterrence (communication) a communication that makes you afraid to try something

Synonymsdeterment, intimidation

Broader (hypernym)discouragement

3. deterrence (act) the act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety

Broader (hypernym)hinderance, hindrance, interference

Narrower (hyponym)discouragement, nuclear deterrence

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