V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to strongly urge someone to do something; 2. to give advice in an urgent manner

Synonyms: urge, admonish, entreat, enjoin, beseech, advise

Antonyms: block, discourage, dissuade, impede

Tips: Exhort is usually used to denote a passionate, authoritative command or urging. For example, "I exhort you to think twice before you take this action!" It is related to implore (plead). The difference between the words exhort and implore is that implore is more of a pleading/begging request, while exhort is more authoritative and urging.

Usage Examples:

I exhorted my sister not to elope with her boyfriend, but to have a proper wedding instead. (urged, advised)

The success coach will exhort his client to make many changes in his life. (incite, urge )

Before doing anything rash, I exhort you to cool down and check yourself. (urge, advise)

I exhort all graduating college students to work for a couple years before going back to graduate school. (urge, advise)

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