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EXHORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exhort mean? 

EXHORT (verb)
  The verb EXHORT has 2 senses:

1. urge on or encourage especially by shouts
2. force or impel in an indicated direction

  Familiarity information: EXHORT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXHORT (verb)


Sense 1exhort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Urge on or encourage especially by shouts

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

pep up; exhort; urge on; barrack; urge; inspire; cheer

Context example:

The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Hypernyms (to "exhort" is one way to...):

encourage (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhort"):

cheerlead (act as a cheerleader in a sports event)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They exhort him to write the letter


Sense 2exhort [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force or impel in an indicated direction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

urge; exhort; press; urge on

Context example:

I urged him to finish his studies

Hypernyms (to "exhort" is one way to...):

advise; counsel; rede (give advice to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhort"):

hurry; rush (urge to an unnatural speed)

bear on; push (press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action)

advocate; preach (speak, plead, or argue in favour of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot exhort Sue
They exhort him to write the letter


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