From Old French exhortacion, from Latin exhortātiōnem, accusative singular of exhortātiō (“encouraging; exhortation”), from exhortor (“encourage, exhort”), from ex (“out of, from”) + hortor (“encourage”).
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
2017 June 26, Alexis Petridis, “Glastonbury 2017 verdict: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stormzy and more”, in the Guardian:
- Earlier on the Other stage on Friday afternoon, Charli XCX took a more straightforward, rabble-rousing approach, a flurry of confetti cannon, inflatables and exhortations to wild hedonism: “I hope everyone gets really fucked up this weekend!”
- Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.
- See also Wikisaurus:advice
Act or practice of exhorting