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ex·hort

 (ĭg-zôrt′)
v. ex·hort·ed, ex·hort·ing, ex·horts
v.tr.
To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal: exhorted the troops to hold the line.
v.intr.
To make an urgent appeal.

[Middle English exhorten, from Latin exhortārī : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + hortārī, to encourage; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·hort′er n.

exhort

(ɪɡˈzɔːt)
vb
to urge or persuade (someone) earnestly; advise strongly
[C14: from Latin exhortārī, from hortārī to urge]
exhortative, exˈhortatory adj
exˈhorter n

ex•hort

(ɪgˈzɔrt)

v.t.
1. to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
v.i.
2. to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
[1375–1425; late Middle English ex(h)orte < Latin exhortārī to encourage =ex- ex-1 + hortārī to urge]
ex•hort′er, n.

exhort


Past participle: exhorted
Gerund: exhorting

Imperative
exhort
exhort
Present
I exhort
you exhort
he/she/it exhorts
we exhort
you exhort
they exhort
Preterite
I exhorted
you exhorted
he/she/it exhorted
we exhorted
you exhorted
they exhorted
Present Continuous
I am exhorting
you are exhorting
he/she/it is exhorting
we are exhorting
you are exhorting
they are exhorting
Present Perfect
I have exhorted
you have exhorted
he/she/it has exhorted
we have exhorted
you have exhorted
they have exhorted
Past Continuous
I was exhorting
you were exhorting
he/she/it was exhorting
we were exhorting
you were exhorting
they were exhorting
Past Perfect
I had exhorted
you had exhorted
he/she/it had exhorted
we had exhorted
you had exhorted
they had exhorted
Future
I will exhort
you will exhort
he/she/it will exhort
we will exhort
you will exhort
they will exhort
Future Perfect
I will have exhorted
you will have exhorted
he/she/it will have exhorted
we will have exhorted
you will have exhorted
they will have exhorted
Future Continuous
I will be exhorting
you will be exhorting
he/she/it will be exhorting
we will be exhorting
you will be exhorting
they will be exhorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exhorting
you have been exhorting
he/she/it has been exhorting
we have been exhorting
you have been exhorting
they have been exhorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exhorting
you will have been exhorting
he/she/it will have been exhorting
we will have been exhorting
you will have been exhorting
they will have been exhorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exhorting
you had been exhorting
he/she/it had been exhorting
we had been exhorting
you had been exhorting
they had been exhorting
Conditional
I would exhort
you would exhort
he/she/it would exhort
we would exhort
you would exhort
they would exhort
Past Conditional
I would have exhorted
you would have exhorted
he/she/it would have exhorted
we would have exhorted
you would have exhorted
they would have exhorted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exhort - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shoutsexhort - spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
cheerlead - act as a cheerleader in a sports event
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2.exhort - force or impel in an indicated directionexhort - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
hurry, rush - urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

exhort

verb (Formal) urge, warn, encourage, advise, bid, persuade, prompt, spur, press, counsel, caution, call upon, incite, goad, admonish, enjoin, beseech, entreat Kennedy exhorted his listeners to turn away from violence.

exhort

verb
To impel to action:
Translations
formanetilskynde
hvetja, eggja
raginimas
pārliecinātpierunāt
teşvik etmek

exhort

[ɪgˈzɔːt] VT to exhort sb (to sth/to do sth)exhortar a algn (a algo/a hacer algo)

exhort

[ɪgˈzɔːrt] vtexhorter
to exhort sb to do sth → exhorter qn à faire qch

exhort

vtermahnen

exhort

[ɪgˈzɔːt] vt (frm) to exhort sb (to sth/to do sth)esortare qn (a qc/a fare qc)

exhort

(igˈzoːt) verb
to urge strongly and earnestly.
ˌexhorˈtation (egzoː-) noun
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He kept on shouting his orders to the Danaans and exhorting them to defend their ships and tents; neither did Hector remain within the main body of the Trojan warriors, but as a dun eagle swoops down upon a flock of wild-fowl feeding near a river-geese, it may be, or cranes, or long-necked swans--even so did Hector make straight for a dark-prowed ship, rushing right towards it; for Jove with his mighty hand impelled him forward, and roused his people to follow him.
All the time he kept on shouting at the top of his voice and exhorting the Danaans.
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