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exhort


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhort  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhort  \Ex*hort"\,  n. 
  Exhortation.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhort  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhort 
  v  1:  urge  on  or  encourage  esp.  by  shouts;  "The  crowd  cheered  the 
  demonstrating  strikers"  [syn:  {cheer},  {inspire},  {urge}, 
  {barrack},  {urge  on},  {pep  up}] 
  2:  force  or  impel  in  an  indicated  direction;  "I  urged  him  to 
  finish  his  studies"  [syn:  {urge},  {urge  on},  {press}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EXHORT,  v.t.  In  religious  affairs,  to  put  the  conscience  of  another 
  upon  the  spit  and  roast  it  to  a  nut-brown  discomfort. 
 
 




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