Definition of exhort verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

exhort

verb
ɪɡˈzɔːt
 
; ɪɡˈzɔːrt
 
(formal)
 
to try hard to persuade somebody to do something
Synonym
urge
exhort somebody to do something The party leader exhorted his members to start preparing for government.exhort somebody to something They had been exhorted to action.exhort (somebody) + speech ‘Come on!’ he exhorted (them).exhortation
ˌeɡzɔːˈteɪʃn
 
; ˌeɡzɔːrˈteɪʃn
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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