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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.
- 1838 (date written), L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter V, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], published 1842, OCLC 1000392275, page 47:
- All gladly drew round the table, and Mrs. Palmer's exhortation of "Poor dears, do enjoy yourselves," was fulfilled, even to her own satisfaction.
- 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
- See also Thesaurus:advice
Act or practice of exhorting
Incite and encourage
exhortation f (plural exhortations)