[ dih-hawrt ]
/ dɪˈhɔrt /

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to try to dissuade.

Origin of dehort

1525–35; < Latin dēhortārī to dissuade, equivalent to dē- de- + hortārī to urge (hor(īrī) to urge + -t- frequentative suffix + -ārī infinitive suffix)
Related formsde·hor·ta·tion [dee-hawr-tey-shuh n] /ˌdi hɔrˈteɪ ʃən/, nounde·hor·ta·tive, de·hor·ta·to·ry [dih-hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective, nounde·hort·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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