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parakaleo (3870), primarily, "to call to a person" (para, "to the side," kaleo, "to call"), denotes (a) "to call on, entreat"; see BESEECH; (b) to admonish, exhort, to urge one to pursue some course of conduct (always prospective, looking to the future, in contrast to the meaning to comfort, which is retrospective, having to do with trial experienced), translated "exhort" in the RV of <Phil. 4:2; 1 Thes. 4:10; Heb. 13:19,22>, for KJV, "beseech"; in <1 Tim. 5:1>, for KJV, "intreat"; in <1 Thes. 5:11>, for KJV, "comfort"; "exhorted" in <2 Cor. 8:6> and <12:18>, for KJV, "desired"; in <1 Tim. 1:3>, for KJV, "besought. See BESEECH.

(from Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words)

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