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verb (used with object) Archaic.
  1. to try to dissuade.
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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
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Historical Examples of dehort

  • He says: "I dehort mine from Christmas keeping and charge them to forbear."

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

    Alice Morse Earle

  • Exhort remains; but dehort a word whose place neither dissuade nor any other exactly supplies, has escaped us.

    English Past and Present

    Richard Chevenix Trench