Exhort Definition

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To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly.
Webster's New World
To make an urgent appeal.
American Heritage

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

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