verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for dispirit
I asked you to help me, and you do nothing but dispirit me with these doubts.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
But not for long—Glory never allowed “making up” to dispirit her unduly.Glory and the Other Girl|Annie Hamilton Donnell
It was no business of the chaplain to discourage and dispirit men in a moment of danger, and a court was formed to sit upon him.English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century|James Anthony Froude
His death was politically concealed, lest it should dispirit the Britons.
A few days' delay in such a situation would make nearly one half of an invading force ill and dispirit the other half.