verb (used with object) Archaic.
to try to dissuade.

1525–35; < Latin dēhortārī to dissuade, equivalent to dē- de- + hortārī to urge (hor(īrī) to urge + -t- frequentative suffix + -ārī infinitive suffix)

dehortation [dee-hawr-tey-shuhn] , noun
dehortative, dehortatory [dih-hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective, noun
dehorter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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