exhort

[ig-zawrt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
verb (used without object)
2.
to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English ex(h)orte < Latin exhortārī to encourage greatly, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + hortārī to urge

exhorter, noun
exhortingly, adverb
unexhorted, adjective


1, 2. encourage, spur, press, goad.
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exhort (ɪɡˈzɔːt)
 
vb
to urge or persuade (someone) earnestly; advise strongly
 
[C14: from Latin exhortārī, from hortārī to urge]
 
exhortative
 
adj
 
ex'hortatory
 
adj
 
ex'horter
 
n

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exhort
c.1400, from L. exhortari (see exhortation). Related: Exhorted; exhorting.
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Example sentences
The past decade has seen dozens of laws that exhort, encourage
  and—inevitably—command people to recycle their rubbish.
We would exhort readers to add their own voices to the site's reviews.
He thus demonstrated that there are inventive ways to exhort the public, far
  preferable to surrendering to cliche.
In effect, they are further enticing moviegoers to stay home even as they
  exhort and extort them to come to the movies.
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