Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of dehort in English:
verb[with object] rare
Strongly dissuade (someone) from a course of action: they dehorted him from going to Babylon
More example sentences
- They have also writ to the Prince dehorting him from that Course of Opposition he is now in.
- Ezekiel was directed to speak to them with God's own words, the sum and purport whereof was to warn and dehort them from their wicked ways.
- Neither the church nor any man is dehorted here from praying for any sinner yet living.
Mid 16th century: from Latin dehortari 'to dissuade', from de- + hortari 'to exhort'.
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