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Meaning of EXHORT

Pronunciation:  ig'zort

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

EXHORT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: barrack, cheer, inspire, pep up, press, urge, urge on
 See Also: advise, advocate, bear on, cheerlead, counsel, encourage, preach, push



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
          Examples gross as earth exhort me.       --Shak.
          Let me exhort you to take care of yourself. --J. D.
  2. \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.
  3. \Ex*hort"\, n.
    Exhortation. [Obs.] --Pope.
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