- to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
- to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
Origin of exhort
1375–1425; late Middle English ex(h)orte < Latin exhortārī to encourage greatly, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + hortārī to urge
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1, 2. encourage, spur, press, goad.
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Examples from the Web for exhorter
The exhorter continued his mad, furious, thumping, barbaric walk.
As they listened they could hear the voice of the exhorter nearly a mile away.
In times of "revival," he became an "exhorter," and very fervent in prayer.Hubert's Wife
Minnie Mary Lee
At the age of seventeen he was made a Methodist exhorter, or local preacher.The Life of John Taylor
B. H. Roberts
While I was in this situation, a Methodist exhorter came to see me.
- to urge or persuade (someone) earnestly; advise strongly
C14: from Latin exhortārī, from hortārī to urge
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Word Origin and History for exhorter
c.1400, from Old French exhorer (13c.) and directly from Latin exhortari "to exhort, encourage, stimulate" (see exhortation). Related: Exhorted; exhorting.
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