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Dehort \De*hort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dehorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dehorting.] [L. dehortari; de- + hortari to urge, exhort.] To urge to abstain or refrain; to dissuade. [Obs.]

The apostles vehemently dehort us from unbelief.
--Bp. Ward.

``Exhort'' remains, but dehort, a word whose place neither ``dissuade'' nor any other exactly supplies, has escaped us.


vb. To dissuade