[ eg-zawr-tey-shuh n, ek-sawr- ]
/ ˌɛg zɔrˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔr- /


the act or process of exhorting.
an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.

Origin of exhortation

1350–1400; Middle English exhortacioun < Latin exhortātiōn- (stem of exhortātiō) a pleading, urging. See exhortative, -ion

Related forms

non·ex·hor·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exhortation


/ (ˌɛɡzɔːˈteɪʃən) /


the act or process of exhorting
a speech or written passage intended to persuade, inspire, or encourage
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