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English verb: exhort

1. exhort (communication) spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts


SamplesThe crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers.


ExamplesThey exhort him to write the letter


Synonymsbarrack, cheer, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)cheerlead

2. exhort (communication) force or impel in an indicated direction


SamplesI urged him to finish his studies.


ExamplesSam cannot exhort Sue , They exhort him to write the letter


Synonymspress, urge, urge on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede


Narrower (hyponym)advocate, bear on, hurry, preach, push, rush









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