Translation of "exhort" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T + to infinitive ] uk /ɪɡˈzɔːt/ us /ɪɡˈzɔːrt/ formal

to strongly encourage or try to persuade someone to do something

The governor exhorted the prisoners not to riot. 典狱长告诫犯人们不要闹事。
exhortation noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌeɡ.zɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌeɡ.zɔːrˈteɪ.ʃən/

Despite the exhortations of the union leaders the workers voted to strike. 尽管工会领导再三劝阻,工人们仍然决定罢工。
The book is essentially an exhortation to religious tolerance. 这本书实质上是宣扬宗教宽容的。

(Translation of “exhort” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)