What does exhort mean?

Definitions for exhort
ɪgˈzɔrtex·hort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

  2. urge, urge on, press, exhortverb

    force or impel in an indicated direction

    "I urged him to finish his studies"

Wiktionary

  1. exhortverb

    To urge; to advise earnestly.

    Etymology: From exhortor, from ex- + hortor

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhortverb

    to incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments, as to a good deed or laudable conduct; to address exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or caution

    Etymology: [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See Hortative.]

  2. Exhortverb

    to deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds

    Etymology: [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See Hortative.]

  3. Exhortnoun

    exhortation

    Etymology: [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See Hortative.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exhort

    egz-hort′, or egz-ōrt′, v.t. to urge strongly to good deeds, esp. by words or advice: to animate: to advise or warn.—n. Exhortā′tion, act of exhorting: language intended to exhort: counsel: a religious discourse.—adjs. Exhort′ative, Exhort′atory, tending to exhort or advise. [L. exhortāri, -ātusex, inten., hortāri, to urge.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhort in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exhort in a Sentence

  1. Pierre Charron:

    The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.

  2. Roman Catholic:

    I would also like to exhort doctors to do everything to find vaccines against the mosquitoes that bear this illness. We have to work on that.

  3. Plato:

    I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly combat.

Images & Illustrations of exhort

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    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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