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. To incite or urge to good deeds; to caution; to give good advice.
  7. To urge strongly to good deeds, esp. by words or advice: to animate: to advise or warn.
  8. To advise; urge strongly.
  9. To urge earnestly to well - doing; advise; admonish.
  10. To urge by words or advice to good deeds; to advise, warn, or caution; to stimulate to exertion.
  11. To use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
  12. To advise; to warn or caution; to animate or incite by words.

Usage examples for exhort

  1. Exhortation: a man may exhort to the practice of an art and thereby give a stimulus. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  2. Let me exhort you to forget it. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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