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Other Exhort Definition

[v] force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
[v] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

Misc. Definitions

\Ex*hort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exhorting}.] [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite, encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See {Hortative}.] 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. Examples gross as earth exhort me. --Shak. Let me exhort you to take care of yourself. --J. D. Forbes.
\Ex*hort"\, v. i. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds. With many other words did he testify and exhort. --Acts ii. 40.
\Ex*hort"\, n. Exhortation. [Obs.] --Pope.

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