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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.
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exhort

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

verb
To impel to action:
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Translations
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raginimas
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teşvik etmek

exhort

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

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

vtermahnen
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exhort

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

(igˈzoːt) verb
to urge strongly and earnestly.
ˌexhorˈtation (egzoː-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
A reader of words of wind-demons might have been able to see the portions of a dialogue pass to and fro between the exhorter and his hearers.
He very soon distinguished himself among his brethren, and was soon made a class-leader and exhorter. His activity in revivals was great, and he proved himself an instrument in the hands of the church in converting many souls.
If these words had been spoken by some easy, self-indulgent exhorter, from whose mouth they might have come merely as pious and rhetorical flourish, proper to be used to people in distress, perhaps they might not have had much effect; but coming from one who daily and calmly risked fine and imprisonment for the cause of God and man, they had a weight that could not but be felt, and both the poor, desolate fugitives found calmness and strength breathing into them from it.
(54) According to O'Brien, "Other ministers, financial supporters, lay exhorters, booksellers, and printers could tap into this entire network if they had only one correspondent who was linked to it, and in this way literature was made available for private circulation and reprinting either whole or in part." (55) Certainly Daniel Henchman and Samuel Kneeland were among the booksellers and printers who "tapped" into the evangelical network, since they commissioned and sold a substantial number of the works of Puritan and evangelical divines.
(15) Nevertheless, his ability to bring so many of the faithful into his Protestant church was remarkable--a feat that was, as Coke later exclaimed dramatically, "almost unexampled in the history of modern times." During that time he also trained four people of color as lay exhorters to aid him and continue proselytizing in his absence.
A mother church led by its minister and his assistants included several meeting sites around its original site that were called "arms," "branches," or "daughters." The original mother congregation sent out its traveling minister who supervised the exhorters (unordained) who conducted the weekly gatherings for worship at these sites.
(276) Northerners argued that a slaveholding episcopacy would violate the governing antislavery doctrine of the church Discipline, drafted decades earlier before the stunning growth of Methodism in the South, and certainly before Methodist exhorters had recrafted their approach to slavery or become rich enough to own slaves.
The author states that the most important part of the study is his careful examination of the minutes recorded from quarterly conferences in East Tennessee and elsewhere, which help the author reconstruct participation by African Americans in class meetings and quarterly conference meetings and the roles of African Americans as 'exhorters' and local preachers.
This historiography eschews a "top-down view of God in history, to take in the landscape of an emergent world Christianity with its roots among workers, peasants, refugees, immigrants and the rural underclass." (12) The subjects of these stories--"those unofficial agents, such as catechists, teachers, nurses, exhorters, evangelists, and translators, who took the responsibility for church planting"--are mostly ignored in the traditional annals of Christian history, despite being the pillars of the African church.13 The DACB authors who write their stories come from many walks of life, and in some cases their academic pedigree is only that they know how important it is to remember the contribution their biographical subject has made to the birth and growth of African Christianity.
The manuscript's contents, however, clearly reflected the needs of the authorities, who used representatives of the clergy during criminal cases both as exhorters and as inquisitors.
Never did the Hart sisters claim to have been exhorters (an exhorter preached but, unlike lay preachers, did not "take a text" for elaboration and explication), but perhaps they at least sometimes functioned as exhorters or even lay preachers, albeit without public acknowledgment of their efforts.
However knit to Anglo-America by ties of exchange and diplomacy, they seldom took up the cross despite the efforts of either missionaries like John Eliot, the Mayhew family, David Brainerd, and David Zeisberger or native exhorters like Samson Occom.