- 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.
exhort definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English exhorten ; from Classical Latin exhortari, to exhort ; from ex-, out plush hortari, to urge: see hortatory
exhort definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ex·hort·ed, ex·hort·ing, ex·horts verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English exhorten, from Latin exhortārī : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + hortārī, to encourage; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
- ex·hortˈer noun