What does the word exhort mean?

Usage examples for exhort

  1. Occasionally there is to be found a denomination which will allow a woman to pray in public, or to relate her Christian experience; but even in some of these the practice does not receive a very large amount of encouragement, and her right to exhort or teach publicly is seriously questioned, most frequently denied. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  2. It were but right that those who exhort us against inordinate affections, and setting our hearts too much upon the world and its vanities, would tell us how to avoid doing so. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow