Definition of dehort in English:

dehort

verb

[WITH OBJECT]rare
  • Strongly dissuade (someone) from a course of action.

    ‘they dehorted him from going to Babylon’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have also writ to the Prince dehorting him from that Course of Opposition he is now in.’
    discourage, deter, prevent, disincline, turn aside, divert, sidetrack
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin dehortari ‘to dissuade’, from de- + hortari ‘to exhort’.

Pronunciation

dehort

/diːˈhɔːt/