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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Definitions for exhort

  1. To incite by words or advice; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or caution.
  2. To make urgent appeal; to give warning or advice.

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Citations for exhort
He was constantly reminding us of our failures and exhorting us to do, and to be, better. Ronald Steel, In Love With Night
How many children are exhorted to taste a new food (which they have decided is bad on sight) and even after a taste continue to protest? Richard Pillsbury, No Foreign Food
Origin of exhort
late Middle English
1375-1425
Exhort derives from Latin exhortari, "to encourage strongly," from ex-, intensive prefix + hortari, "to incite, to encourage."