Definitions of exhort

  1. urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  2. force or impel in an indicated direction; " I urged him to finish his studies"
  3. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  4. 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.
  5. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
  6. Exhortation.
  7. To incite or urge to good deeds; to caution; to give good advice.
  8. To urge strongly to good deeds, esp. by words or advice: to animate: to advise or warn.
  9. To advise; urge strongly.
  10. To urge earnestly to well - doing; advise; admonish.
  11. To deliver or practise exhortation.
  12. To urge by words or advice to good deeds; to advise, warn, or caution; to stimulate to exertion.
  13. To use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
  14. To advise; to warn or caution; to animate or incite by words.

Usage examples for exhort

  1. " Why, what are the hands going to do for some one to exhort them on Sunday. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. They then eat and drink; and then they sing hymns, pray, exhort, sing, and pray again, till the excitement reaches a very high pitch indeed. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  3. If, however, any one thinks these youths had better be at their books than crossing swords or swallowing choppins, I assure him I am quite of the same opinion; and I here exhort the students, as soon as they get this volume, which they speedily will, to forsake the Hirschgasse and the Kneip, and follow the advice, but not the example of the English. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  4. I earnestly exhort and beg of all here present to think seriously of eternity- a long and endless eternity! – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  5. It has been remarked that the prophecy of a new generation of teachers who would rebuke and exhort the Athenian people in harsher and more violent terms was, as far as we know, never fulfilled. – Apology Also known as "The Death of Socrates" by Plato
  6. Exhortation: a man may exhort to the practice of an art and thereby give a stimulus. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  7. Husbands, lovers, parents, and friends frequently point out that you don't look good this way and exhort you to put on weight. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  8. He shall earnestly exhort them to behave with decorum in the church, the choir, the church- yard and the belfry, to abstain from disputing, shouting, huzzaing and bell- ringing, either in, upon or around the church, and also not to touch the bells, at peril of being stripped and flogged soundly from top to toe. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  9. I am earnestly entreated to exhort the king to mercy toward a number of corrupt souls who had done much mischief for many years; and I am strongly inclined to comply with the request. – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  10. Occasionally there is to be found a denomination which will allow a woman to pray in public, or to relate her Christian experience; but even in some of these the practice does not receive a very large amount of encouragement, and her right to exhort or teach publicly is seriously questioned, most frequently denied. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  11. Therefore I pray and exhort you not to reject this measure. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  12. Let me exhort you to forget it. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. So, if I may take the liberty to do so, let me exhort the landlord who is gradually accumulating indebtedness and remorse, to use a plainer, less elaborate, but more edible list of refreshments. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  14. In the language of a great statesman of the United States to his nephew, a little before his death, let me exhort you, to 'Give up property, give up every thing- give up even life itself, rather than presume to do an immoral act. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  15. She wrote to her brother that, although the gentlemen had been influenced by no evil intention, she had thought it best to exhort them not to push the jest too far. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  16. If it was sinful for men to meet together to exhort one another to follow Christ, he should sin still. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude