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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