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From Latin adhortari. See adhortation.


adhort (third-person singular simple present adhorts, present participle adhorting, simple past and past participle adhorted)

  1. (obsolete) To exhort; to advise.
    • Owen Feltham, Resolves: Divine, Moral, Political.
      That eight-times Martyr'd Mother in the Maccabees when she would adhort her Son to a passive Fortitude against the exacuated Tortures of Antiochus, she desires him to look upon the Heavems, the Earth, and all in them contained.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adhort in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)