discommend

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dis- +‎ commend.

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discommend (third-person singular simple present discommends, present participle discommending, simple past and past participle discommended)

  1. (now rare) To show disapproval of something, find fault with.
  2. (now rare) To speak dissuasively of, to advise against.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York, 2001, p.218:
      Savonarola discommends goat's flesh, and so doth Bruerinus […], calling it a filthy beast, and rammish […].

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