verb ex·hort \ig-ˈzrt\

: to try to influence (someone) by words or advice : to strongly urge (someone) to do something

Full Definition of EXHORT

transitive verb
:  to incite by argument or advice :  urge strongly <exhorting voters to do the right thing>
intransitive verb
:  to give warnings or advice :  make urgent appeals
ex·hort·er noun

Examples of EXHORT

  1. He exhorted his people to take back their land.
  2. She exhorted her listeners to support the proposition.

Origin of EXHORT

Middle English, from Anglo-French exorter, from Latin exhortari, from ex- + hortari to incite — more at yearn
First Known Use: 15th century
EXHORT Defined for Kids


verb ex·hort \ig-ˈzrt\

Definition of EXHORT for Kids

:  to try to influence by words or advice :  urge strongly <The Centipede was down there too, exhorting them both frantically to greater efforts … — Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach>


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