exhort [eg zôrt′, igzôrt′]
vt., vi.
[ME exhorten < L exhortari, to exhort < ex-, out + hortari, to urge: see HORTATORY]
to urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly

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  • Exhort — Ex*hort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exhorting}.] [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See {Hortative}.] To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments, as to a good deed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exhort — Ex*hort , v. i. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds. [1913 Webster] With many other words did he testify and exhort. Acts ii. 40. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhort — c.1400, from O.Fr. exhorer (13c.) and directly from L. exhortari to exhort, encourage, stimulate (see EXHORTATION (Cf. exhortation)). Related: Exhorted; exhorting …   Etymology dictionary

  • Exhort — Ex*hort , n. Exhortation. [Obs.] Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhort — I verb adhortari, adjure, admonish, advise, advocate, animate, arouse, beg, beseech, caution, charge, coax, command, counsel, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, impel, implore, importune, incite, induce, influence, inspire, inspirit, instigate,… …   Law dictionary

  • exhort — *urge, egg, goad, spur, prod, prick, sic Analogous words: plead, appeal (see under PRAYER): entreat, implore, beseech (see BEG): stimulate, excite, *provoke: advise, counsel (see under ADVICE n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exhort — [v] urge, warn admonish, advise, beseech, bid, call upon, caution, counsel, egg on*, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, incite, insist, persuade, plead, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel, spur, stimulate; concepts 75,78 …   New thesaurus

  • exhort — ► VERB ▪ strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES exhortation noun. ORIGIN Latin exhortari, from hortari encourage …   English terms dictionary

  • exhort — v. 1) (D; tr.) to exhort to (to exhort smb. to action) 2) (H) to exhort students to work harder * * * [ɪg zɔːt] (H) to exhort students to work harder (D; tr.) to exhort to (to exhort smb. to action) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • exhort — UK [ɪɡˈzɔː(r)t] / US [ɪɡˈzɔrt] verb [transitive] Word forms exhort : present tense I/you/we/they exhort he/she/it exhorts present participle exhorting past tense exhorted past participle exhorted formal to try to persuade someone to do something… …   English dictionary

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