Definitions for: Exhort


[v] force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
[v] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 laudable conduct; to address
exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or
caution.

Examples gross as earth exhort me. --Shak.

Let me exhort you to take care of yourself. --J. D.
Forbes.


Ex*hort", v. i.
To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite
to good deeds.

With many other words did he testify and exhort. --Acts
ii. 40.


Ex*hort", n.
Exhortation. [Obs.] --Pope.

Synonyms: barrack, cheer, inspire, pep up, press, urge, urge on

See Also: advise, advocate, bear on, cheerlead, counsel, encourage, preach, push

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