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Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] deterrere.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to deter

Third person singular
deter

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
r

to deter (third-person singular simple present deter, present participle r, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To prevent something from happening.
  2. To persuade someone not to do something; to discourage.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 10.
      we have in following enquiry, attempted to throw some light upon subjects, from which uncertainty has hitherto deterred the wise

Translations


Galician

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gl:Template:lang:la derivations]] dētinēre, present active infinitive of dētineō

Verb

deter (first-person sg present deteño, first-person sg preterite detiven, past participle detido)
  1. to detain, stop
  2. first-person singular personal infinitive of deter.
  3. third-person singular personal infinitive of deter.

Conjugation

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Portuguese

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] detinere

Verb

deter

  1. withhold

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