- to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
- to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
Origin of exhort
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Examples from the Web for exhort
They did not baldly call for a coup, but they did exhort soldiers to “take a stand.”Thailand’s Prime Minister Toppled by ‘The Iron Triangle’
May 7, 2014
He is also trying to inspire, cajole, exhort, or shame us Catholics and others of goodwill into living our calling.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views
December 15, 2013
The company cheer, and Chaerephon and Callicles exhort them to proceed.
And, to the utmost of my power, I exhort all other men to do the same.
He then said, "continue to believe as you have done; I encourage and exhort you to do it."The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Earnestly did she exhort him to repent with Peter, and to be more constant in his profession.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Hee told him hee was sent for to exhort him to die patiently and like a Christian.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
- to urge or persuade (someone) earnestly; advise strongly
Word Origin and History for exhort
c.1400, from Old French exhorer (13c.) and directly from Latin exhortari "to exhort, encourage, stimulate" (see exhortation). Related: Exhorted; exhorting.