Exhortation meaning

ĕgzôr-tāshən, ĕksôr-
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Exhortation is defined as the act or process of making a strong urging or appeal.

An example of an exhortation is an emotional speech that inspires people to act.

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A speech or discourse that encourages, incites, or earnestly advises.
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The act of exhorting.
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A plea, sermon, etc. that exhorts.
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The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
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Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.
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The act or an instance of exhorting.
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Origin of exhortation

  • From Old French exhortacion, from Latin exhortātiōnem, accusative singular of exhortātiō (“encouraging; exhortation”), from exhortor (“encourage, exhort”), from ex (“out of, from”) + hortor (“encourage”).

    From Wiktionary