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KJV Dictionary / E / exhort

KJV Dictionary Definition: exhort


EXHORT', v.t. egzhort'. L. exhortor; ex and hortor, to encourage, to embolden, to cheer, to advise. The primary sense seems to be to excite or to give strength, spirit or courage.

1. To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments to a good deed or to any laudable conduct or course of action.

I exhort you to be of good cheer. Acts. 27.

Young men also exhort to be sober minded.

Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters. Tit.2.

2. To advise; to warn; to caution.

3. To incite or stimulate to exertion.

EXHORT', v.i. To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.

And with many other words did he testify and exhort. Acts.2.


EXHORTA'TION, n. The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.

1. The form of words intended to incite and encourage.

2. Advice; counsel.


EXHORT'ATIVE, a. Containing exhortation.


EXHORT'ED, pp. Incited by words to good deeds; animated to a laudable course of conduct; advised.


EXHORT'ER, n. One who exhorts or encourages.


EXHORT'ING, ppr. Inciting to good deeds by words or arguments; encouraging; counseling.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
Previous word: exercisable. Next word: exile.
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