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Lewis : exhortor

exhortor, exhortor, ātus, 1, v. dep. a. (act.: exhortavit, Petr. 76, 10; pass.: exhortantur, August. Ep. 228: exhortatus est, App. de Deo Soc. 1, 7), to exhort, encourage (poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Prop.: trepidosque obitumque timentes, Ov. M. 15, 152; cf.: trepidos cives in hostem, id. ib. 13, 234: tauros in illum, id. ib. 7, 35: se in ambos, id. ib. 10, 685: sese in arma, Verg. A. 7, 472; cf. Quint. 10, 7, 19: Graeco sermone ad spem, Val. Max. 5, 1, 8: milites ad ultionem, Plin. 2, 107, 111, § 241.—With ut, Quint. 12, 8, 7; Petr. 140; Tac. Or. 14; cf. with simple subj.: juvenes nostros exhortatus es, consulatum circumirent, Plin. Pan. 69, 2.—With inf.: semetipsos hortantur vel aliquas partes earum addiscere, Col. 11, 1, 11.—Absol.: in alloquendo exhortandoque, Suet. Caes. 33.

Transf., with abstr. objects, to stimulate, excite any thing: virtutes exhortabor, Sen. Ep. 121, 4: parsimoniam, Gell. 13, 23, 2; cf.: haec exhortare, Vulg. Tit. 2, 15.