exhort

verb [ɨɡˈzʰɔɹt/

Asked if he had any message for the living he exhorted all who were still at the wrong side of Maya to acknowledge the true path for it was reported in devanic circles that Mars and Jupiter were out for mischief on the eastern angle where the ram has power.

See Also: hortative, hortatory

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  • Exhort — Ex*hort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exhorting}.] [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See {Hortative}.] To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments, as to a good deed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exhort — Ex*hort , v. i. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds. [1913 Webster] With many other words did he testify and exhort. Acts ii. 40. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhort — c.1400, from O.Fr. exhorer (13c.) and directly from L. exhortari to exhort, encourage, stimulate (see EXHORTATION (Cf. exhortation)). Related: Exhorted; exhorting …   Etymology dictionary

  • exhort — [eg zôrt′, igzôrt′] vt., vi. [ME exhorten < L exhortari, to exhort < ex , out + hortari, to urge: see HORTATORY] to urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly SYN. URGE …   English World dictionary

  • Exhort — Ex*hort , n. Exhortation. [Obs.] Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhort — I verb adhortari, adjure, admonish, advise, advocate, animate, arouse, beg, beseech, caution, charge, coax, command, counsel, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, impel, implore, importune, incite, induce, influence, inspire, inspirit, instigate,… …   Law dictionary

  • exhort — *urge, egg, goad, spur, prod, prick, sic Analogous words: plead, appeal (see under PRAYER): entreat, implore, beseech (see BEG): stimulate, excite, *provoke: advise, counsel (see under ADVICE n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exhort — [v] urge, warn admonish, advise, beseech, bid, call upon, caution, counsel, egg on*, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, incite, insist, persuade, plead, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel, spur, stimulate; concepts 75,78 …   New thesaurus

  • exhort — ► VERB ▪ strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES exhortation noun. ORIGIN Latin exhortari, from hortari encourage …   English terms dictionary

  • exhort — v. 1) (D; tr.) to exhort to (to exhort smb. to action) 2) (H) to exhort students to work harder * * * [ɪg zɔːt] (H) to exhort students to work harder (D; tr.) to exhort to (to exhort smb. to action) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • exhort — UK [ɪɡˈzɔː(r)t] / US [ɪɡˈzɔrt] verb [transitive] Word forms exhort : present tense I/you/we/they exhort he/she/it exhorts present participle exhorting past tense exhorted past participle exhorted formal to try to persuade someone to do something… …   English dictionary

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