- Exhort is defined as to urge someone to take as specific action by using strong advice or a warning.
An example of exhort is to encourage a person to take great caution when climbing a mountain.
Origin of exhortMiddle English exhorten ; from Classical Latin exhortari, to exhort ; from ex-, out + hortari, to urge: see hortatory
verbex·hort·ed, ex·hort·ing, ex·horts
Origin of exhortMiddle English exhorten, from Latin exhortārī : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex– + hortārī, to encourage; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present exhorts, present participle exhorting, simple past and past participle exhorted)