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English noun: deterrence

1. deterrence (motive) a negative motivational influence


Synonymsdisincentive


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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