exhort vs. extort – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Exhort

Definition:

spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

Examples:

The prophet exhorted the people to turn away from evil.

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Extort

Definition:

obtain through intimidation

Examples:

They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss

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