Deterrent in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Deterrent

a thing that discourages someone from doing something

Examples of Deterrent in a sentence

My daughter views the loss of cellphone privileges as a cruel deterrent against having bad grades.  🔊

When I saw the security guard in the store, I knew he was there as a theft deterrent.  🔊

The stop sign on the corner is supposed to be a deterrent that discourages speeding.  🔊

Is a guard dog a good deterrent against home invasions?  🔊

Detention acts as a deterrent for students who would otherwise misbehave at school.  🔊

Because I am on a tight budget, I view the high price of the ticket as a deterrent to me attending the concert.  🔊

Many teachers believe knowledge is the only deterrent of crime that can keep children on the right path.  🔊

If negative reinforcement does not decrease unwanted behavior, then it is not a deterrent.  🔊

As the judge looked at the rebellious teen, he realized the fear of prison was not a strong enough deterrent to keep young people out of trouble.  🔊

Everyone knows a cat is the best deterrent for indoor rodents.  🔊

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