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exhort

ex·hort

exhort

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zort
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exhorted, exhorting, exhorts
definition: to advise, urge, or incite with great seriousness.
She exhorted her aimless brother to look for a job.
synonyms:
admonish, urge
similar words:
adjure, advise, caution, counsel, encourage, enjoin, entreat, implore, incite, press, prevail on, prompt
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give advice or admonition in an urgent but encouraging manner.
synonyms:
urge
similar words:
advise, counsel, implore, plead, preach
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derivation: exhorter (n.)