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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts;
- Example: "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
[syn: cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up]

2. force or impel in an indicated direction;
- Example: "I urged him to finish his studies"
[syn: urge, urge on, press, exhort]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exhort \Ex*hort"\, v. i. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds. [1913 Webster] With many other words did he testify and exhort. --Acts ii. 40. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exhort \Ex*hort"\, n. Exhortation. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Examples gross as earth exhort me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Let me exhort you to take care of yourself. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exhort v 1: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep up] 2: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies" [syn: urge, urge on, press, exhort]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "exhort": admonish, advocate, blandish, cajole, call on, call upon, caution, charge, coax, egg on, encourage, enjoin, expostulate, goad, high-pressure, importune, incite, induce, insist, insist upon, issue a caveat, jawbone, lobby, move, nag, persuade, plead, plead with, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel, push, recommend, remonstrate, sic, soft-soap, spur, stimulate, sweet-talk, urge, warn, wheedle, work on
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

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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