deter

(verb [transitive]) to prevent someone from doing something or to make someone less enthusiastic about doing something by making it difficult for that person to do it or by threatening bad results if they do it
阻撓,阻止;威懾;使不敢

These measures are designed to deter an enemy attack.
這些措施旨在阻止敵人的進攻。

High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.
高昂的價格讓很多年輕人對於買房屋望而卻步。

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/deter

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