exhort
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɛɡˈzɔːt/, /ɨɡˈzɔɹt/
Verb

exhort (exhorts, present participle exhorting; past and past participle exhorted)

  1. To urge; to advise earnestly.
    Synonyms: counsel, implore, Thesaurus:advise
    Antonyms: dehort, dissuade
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 2:40 ↗:
      With many other words did he testify and exhort.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 12: The Cyclops]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      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.
    • 2007 July 21, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter; 7), London: Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN:
      Perhaps because he was determined to make up for having walked out on them, perhaps because Harry’s descent into listlessness galvanized his dormant leadership qualities, Ron was the one now encouraging and exhorting the other two into action.
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