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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act or process of discouraging actions or preventing occurrences by instilling fear or doubt or anxiety; A communication that makes you afraid to try something; A negative motivational influence.

Usage examples (35)
  • Clinton understands that deterrence is worth the trouble.
  • As the Cold War taught us, deterrence is a two-way street.
  • The great thing about deterrence is that you can bluff it.
  • “No. They will face very credible nuclear deterrence from the US and Israel.” for more
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