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exhortation

[eg-zawr-tey-shuh n, ek-sawr-] /ˌɛg zɔrˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔr-/
noun
1.
the act or process of exhorting.
2.
an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.
Origin of exhortation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English exhortacioun < Latin exhortātiōn- (stem of exhortātiō) a pleading, urging. See exhortative, -ion
Related forms
nonexhortation, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. See advice.
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exhortation

/ˌɛɡzɔːˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of exhorting
2.
a speech or written passage intended to persuade, inspire, or encourage
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Word Origin and History for exhortation
n.

late 14c., from Old French exhortacion and directly from Latin exhortationem (nominative exhortatio) "an exhortation, encouragement," noun of action from past participle stem of exhortari, from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + hortari "encourage, urge" (see hortatory).

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