Exhort meaning

ĭg-zôrt
To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal.

Exhorted the troops to hold the line.

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To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly.
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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.

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To make an urgent appeal.
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Origin of exhort

  • Middle English exhorten from Latin exhortārī ex- intensive pref. ex– hortārī to encourage gher-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French exhorter, from Latin exhortor (“encourage”), from ex- + hortor (“incite, spur”)

    From Wiktionary