Definition of exhort in English:

exhort

verb

  • with object and infinitive Strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.

    ‘I exhorted her to be a good child’
    with direct speech ‘‘Come on, you guys,’ exhorted Linda’
    • ‘China's national anthem exhorts its citizens to move forward and resist foreign aggressors.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Mr. Deshprabhu exhorts future students of animation to specialise in specific software.’
    • ‘Another passage was the one where Miss Brodie exhorts her girls to be sure to recognise their prime and to live it to the full.’
    • ‘However, our co-ops have a crucial role to play, which must go well beyond exhorting farmers to get bigger and leaner.’
    • ‘He lauded the school for encouraging sports and exhorted young sportsmen to make strides in sports and academics.’
    • ‘The government exhorts us to get off the roads and onto the railway, but it may not have considered the opposite proposition.’
    • ‘To get workers charged up, he exhorts his troops to act like entrepreneurs, take risks, and own up to failure quickly.’
    • ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
    • ‘The big man repeatedly exhorts his fans to be leaders not followers, but like good followers, they obey his every word.’
    • ‘It exhorts viewers to fight against divisive forces that disrupt the peace of a nation, says Sundar.’
    • ‘From the back end of a bus, the City of York Council exhorts us to ‘cycle to work for a healthy heart’.’
    • ‘She exhorts her audience to put up banners and posters on the highways and byways.’
    • ‘Apart from condemning the U.S. and its allies as well as warning against their plans of further aggression, the documentary exhorts the people to boycott the U.S. products.’
    • ‘He's in constant mobile communication with an unseen editor who, like a devil on his shoulder, exhorts Dave to distort and exaggerate the story.’
    • ‘He exhorts me not to take the problems of the world so seriously, and to have more faith in the ways of Allah.’
    • ‘Moral consequentialism exhorts us to choose between different modes of life as well as different choices within each mode.’
    • ‘The counsellor exhorts him to unswervingly stick to his ART regimen along with a rich, nutritional diet.’
    • ‘He simply exhorts parents, in the tradition of the uplifting revivalist, to do the things that will focus their kids on school and prepare them for better lives.’
    • ‘With a pointing finger, he exhorts the crowd of young law students to stop the assault on the powerless.’
    • ‘She exhorts parents to teach their young that there is beauty and strength in diversity.’
    urge, encourage, call on, enjoin, adjure, charge, try to persuade, press, pressure, put pressure on, use pressure on, pressurize, lean on, push
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French exhorter or Latin exhortari, from ex- ‘thoroughly’ + hortari ‘encourage’.

Pronunciation

exhort

/ɪɡˈzɔːt//ɛɡˈzɔːt/