Definition of exhortation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛɡzɔːˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something: exhortations to consumers to switch off electrical appliances [mass noun]: no amount of exhortation had any effect
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  • It ends with an exhortation for better communication from all to help establish interdisciplinary collaboration for the ultimate benefit of patients.
  • Paradoxically, there is a preacherly tone to his exhortations that, now more than ever, celebrate and justify secularism and non-belief.
  • That story is more interesting than the civic exhortations the daily papers reported, right?
urging, encouragement, persuasion, pressure, pressurization, pushing, insistence;
admonishment, warning
rare paraenesis
enjoinder, call, charge, injunction;
entreaty, appeal;
admonition, warning, sermon, lecture, harangue

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