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dehort

[ dih-hawrt ]
/ dɪˈhɔrt /
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verb (used with object) Archaic.

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)
de·hor·ta·tion [dee-hawr-tey-shuhn], /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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