exhort exhort  /ɪɡ ˈzɔrt/


  1. (v) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
  2. (v) force or impel in an indicated direction

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  • During the half time the coach exhorted the players to shed their defensive mindset and go all out for the offensive.



  1. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, the Apostle Paul writes: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Florida Baptist Witness

  2. "I'm seeing the confidence come back up in the moment," he said. "You can sit in the dugout when it's not happening and as much as you want to exhort and 'Let's go' and 'Atta boy' and 'C'mon,' you just know it's not going to work because...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Joe Maddon Source: Tampabay.com

  3. "I exhort one more time Tehran to make the necessary gestures to create conditions of trust," French President Jacques Chirac told an annual meeting of French ambassadors in Paris today. "There is still time for dialogue."
    on Aug 28, 2006 By: Jacques Chirac Source: Bloomberg

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