exhortation

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

noun

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

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Origin of exhortation

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English exhortacioun, from Latin exhortātiōn- (stem of exhortātiō) “a pleading, urging.” See exhortative, -ion

synonym study for exhortation

1, 2. See advice.

OTHER WORDS FROM exhortation

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

exhortation
/ (ˌɛɡzɔːˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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