Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] rare
Strongly dissuade (someone) from a course of action: they dehorted him from going to Babylon
More example sentences
- Envying and fretting meet in the same persons, and are equally dehorted from.
- The evil against which the Hebrews were dehorted was no mere occasionally absenting themselves from the Christian Churches, but a deliberate, fixed and final departure from them.
- 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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