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 for exhort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhort \Ex*hort"\, v. i.
     To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite
     to good deeds.
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           With many other words did he testify and exhort. --Acts
                                                    ii. 40.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhort \Ex*hort"\, n.
     Exhortation. [Obs.] --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhort \Ex*hort"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exhorted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Exhorting.] [L. exhortari; ex out + hortari to incite,
     encourage; cf. F. exhorter. See Hortative.]
     To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by
     arguments, as to a good deed or laudable conduct; to address
     exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or
     caution.
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           Examples gross as earth exhort me.       --Shak.
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           Let me exhort you to take care of yourself. --J. D.
                                                    Forbes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exhort
      v 1: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The
           crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer,
           root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on,
           exhort, pep up]
      2: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to
         finish his studies" [syn: urge, urge on, press,
         exhort]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "exhort":
     admonish, advocate, blandish, cajole, call on, call upon, caution,
     charge, coax, egg on, encourage, enjoin, expostulate, goad,
     high-pressure, importune, incite, induce, insist, insist upon,
     issue a caveat, jawbone, lobby, move, nag, persuade, plead,
     plead with, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel,
     push, recommend, remonstrate, sic, soft-soap, spur, stimulate,
     sweet-talk, urge, warn, wheedle, work on
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another
  upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort.
  

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