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)
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