exhort definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To encourage by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal: exhorted the troops to put up the line.
    • To incite by words or advice; to animate or encourage by arguments, as to an excellent deed or laudable conduct; to deal with exhortation to; to urge highly; ergo, to advise, warn, or caution.
    • To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, guidance, or charm: exhorted the soldiers to put up the range.
    • 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.
    • To urge by powerful, usually stirring debate, admonition, advice, or attraction: exhorted the troops to put up the line.
    • To incite by terms or guidance; to animate or urge by arguments, on a beneficial deed or laudable conduct; to handle exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or caution.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create urgent attraction.
    • to supply exhortation; to make use of terms or arguments to incite to great deeds.
    • to create immediate attraction.
    • to produce exhortation; to utilize terms or arguments to incite to good deeds.
    • In order to make urgent charm.
    • To deliver exhortation; to utilize terms or arguments to incite to great deeds.
  • verb:
    • To encourage; to advise earnestly.
    • spur on or encourage particularly by cheers and shouts
    • power or impel in an indicated way
    • To urge; to advise earnestly.
    • spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    • force or impel in an indicated direction
    • To urge; to advise earnestly.
    • spur on or motivate specially by cheers and shouts
    • power or impel in an indicated course
  • noun:
    • Exhortation.
    • The work of exhorting; an exhortation.
    • Exhortation.
    • The work of exhorting; an exhortation.
    • Exhortation.
    • The work of exhorting; an exhortation.
  • others:
    • To incite by terms or guidance; animate or urge by arguments for some act, or to some length of conduct or action; stir-up.
    • To advise; admonish; caution.
    • Synonyms To incite, stimulate, encourage; appeal to, beg, enjoin, adjure.
    • to produce exhortation; ecclesiastical, to use appeals or arguments to incite; practise community exhortation.
    • To incite by terms or guidance; animate or encourage by arguments for some work, or even some length of conduct or action; stir-up.
    • To advise; admonish; care.
    • Synonyms To incite, stimulate, motivate; appeal to, beg, enjoin, adjure.
    • to provide exhortation; ecclesiastical, to use appeals or arguments to incite; practise public exhortation.
    • To incite by words or advice; animate or urge by arguments to some act, or to some course of conduct or action; stir up.
    • To advise; admonish; caution.
    • Synonyms To incite, stimulate, encourage; attract, beg, enjoin, adjure.
    • To deliver exhortation; ecclesiastical, to use appeals or arguments to incite; practise general public exhortation.

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