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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; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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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