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dehort Line breaks: de¦hort
Pronunciation: /diːˈhɔːt/

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Definition of dehort in English:


[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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