exhort vs extort

exhort extort


  • 1) obsolete Exhortation.
  • 2) The act of exhorting; an exhortation.
  • 3) To urge; to advise earnestly.
  • 4) Synonyms To incite, stimulate, encourage; appeal to, beg, enjoin, adjure.
  • 5) To advise; admonish; caution.
  • 6) To deliver exhortation; ecclesiastical, to use appeals or arguments to incite; practise public exhortation.
  • 7) To incite by words or advice; animate or urge by arguments to some act, or to some course of conduct or action; stir up.
  • 8) To make an urgent appeal.
  • 9) To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal.
  • 10) To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
  • 11) 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.


  • 1) transitive and intransitive, medicine, ophthalmology To twist outwards.
  • 2) transitive To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
  • 3) transitive, law To obtain by means of the offense of extortion.
  • 4) obtain through intimidation
  • 5) get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
  • 6) To obtain, as from a holder of desired possessions or knowledge, by force or compulsion; wrest or wring away by any violent or oppressive means, as physical force, menace, duress, torture, authority, monopoly, or the necessities of others.
  • 7) To practise extortion.
  • 8) In law, to take illegally under color of office. See extortion.
  • 9) Topractiseextortion.
  • 10) To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
  • 11) To obtain by coercion, intimidation, or psychological pressure.
  • 12) To commit the criminal offense of extortion.
  • 13) obsolete To practice extortion.
  • 14) (Law) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
  • 15) To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact
  • 16) obsolete Extorted.


  • 1) She exhorted people to use ingredients with flavour and cook them with simplicity.
  • 2) He was using the phrase to exhort his compatriots to prepare for war, to engage in the struggle for freedom.
  • 3) Or it may be meant of the public reading of the scriptures; he must read and exhort, that is, read and expound, read and press what he read upon them; he must expound it both by way of exhortation and by way of doctrine; he must teach them both what to do and what to believe.
  • 4) Americans were tired of hearing Obama "exhort" bankers and speculators to play nice as they collected their record bonuses for a heckuva job in 2009.
  • 5) Where the Tories will "exhort" corporations to be "socially responsible", Labour can provide a tough framework for balancing companies 'desire for profits with the needs of ordinary people.
  • 6) The word here rendered 'exhort' is found in Paul's writings as bearing special meanings, such as consoling, stimulating, encouraging, rebuking and others.
  • 7) ‘He lauded the school for encouraging sports and exhorted young sportsmen to make strides in sports and academics.’
  • 8) ‘The counsellor exhorts him to unswervingly stick to his ART regimen along with a rich, nutritional diet.’
  • 9) ‘To get workers charged up, he exhorts his troops to act like entrepreneurs, take risks, and own up to failure quickly.’
  • 10) ‘However, our co-ops have a crucial role to play, which must go well beyond exhorting farmers to get bigger and leaner.’
  • 11) ‘She gently admonished the translator, a man, by exhorting him not to be chauvinistic by distorting facts.’
  • 12) ‘Apart from condemning the U.S. and its allies as well as warning against their plans of further aggression, the documentary exhorts the people to boycott the U.S. products.’
  • 13) ‘He simply exhorts parents, in the tradition of the uplifting revivalist, to do the things that will focus their kids on school and prepare them for better lives.’
  • 14) ‘He's in constant mobile communication with an unseen editor who, like a devil on his shoulder, exhorts Dave to distort and exaggerate the story.’
  • 15) ‘China's national anthem exhorts its citizens to move forward and resist foreign aggressors.’
  • 16) ‘Meanwhile, Mr. Deshprabhu exhorts future students of animation to specialise in specific software.’
  • 17) ‘With a pointing finger, he exhorts the crowd of young law students to stop the assault on the powerless.’
  • 18) ‘The big man repeatedly exhorts his fans to be leaders not followers, but like good followers, they obey his every word.’
  • 19) ‘From the back end of a bus, the City of York Council exhorts us to ‘cycle to work for a healthy heart’.’
  • 20) ‘Moral consequentialism exhorts us to choose between different modes of life as well as different choices within each mode.’
  • 21) ‘It exhorts viewers to fight against divisive forces that disrupt the peace of a nation, says Sundar.’
  • 22) ‘The government exhorts us to get off the roads and onto the railway, but it may not have considered the opposite proposition.’
  • 23) ‘He exhorts me not to take the problems of the world so seriously, and to have more faith in the ways of Allah.’
  • 24) ‘Another passage was the one where Miss Brodie exhorts her girls to be sure to recognise their prime and to live it to the full.’
  • 25) ‘She exhorts her audience to put up banners and posters on the highways and byways.’
  • 26) ‘She exhorts parents to teach their young that there is beauty and strength in diversity.’


  • 1) He claimed he was just trying to extort money.
  • 2) You may inflict this harm because you bear a grudge or, more likely, to extort some money.
  • 3) `So Rakewell would extort the money from Rebecca, and then leave for the plantations with Sarah.
  • 4) ‘There are many registered cases of police using the threat of arrest to extort a lot of money from the husband's family.’
  • 5) ‘Federal forces routinely extort money from detainees' relatives as a condition for release.’
  • 6) ‘They came out beating their chests and proclaiming that no matter how much it cost them they were not going to succumb to Bailey's attempt at extorting money from them by the threat of a libel action.’
  • 7) ‘For most, imprisonment at home would equate to unspeakable living conditions, physical torture, and false confessions extorted by threats.’
  • 8) ‘Their threats extort facilities and subsidies from the regimes that increase their strength and influence.’
  • 9) ‘At checkpoints throughout the province, the security forces openly extort bribes.’
  • 10) ‘I discovered she had been extorting vast sums of money from at least two of her very rich - and, in one case, very senile - residents.’
  • 11) ‘The administration proceeded to extort large sums of money, ostensibly to repay this cost, and the states ended up following suit.’
  • 12) ‘The two were eventually netted by the FBI, but the attempt to extort money from her was hard on her and her children.’
  • 13) ‘This would bring an end to his many attempts to extort money from organisations on the flimsiest of pretexts.’
  • 14) ‘Instead the District Attorney's Office and the newspapers focused on allegations that Scalise had extorted vast sums of money from New York's employers.’
  • 15) ‘Many corrupt immigration officials extorted vast quantities of money from terrified refugees.’
  • 16) ‘In the past, they had to hire consultants who extorted a lot of money from them.’
  • 17) ‘Sometimes we are talking about criminals when they are extorting money out of children on the way home with threats and violence and that should be dealt with as a criminal act.’
  • 18) ‘You could even stop extorting millions of dollars out of municipalities or forcing them to build new stadiums.’
  • 19) ‘Militants assaulted business managers and extorted money they claimed was compensation for unfair dismissals.’
  • 20) ‘All the unions did was form cartels and use the threat of violence to keep competitors at bay and extort some wealth from the capitalists.’
  • 21) ‘It might be for the money, for the experience, or maybe they were extorted into doing it.’

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