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

 

exhort

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhort
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrt//
 
he / she / it exhorts
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrts//
 
past simple exhorted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrtɪd//
 
past participle exhorted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrtɪd//
 
-ing form exhorting
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːrtɪŋ//
 
 
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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). ‘Keep pushing!’ he exhorted them. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French exhorter or Latin exhortari, from ex- ‘thoroughly’ + hortari ‘encourage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exhort