Meaning of “exhort” in the English Dictionary

"exhort" in British English

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exhortverb [ 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.
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.
The book is essentially an exhortation to religious tolerance.

(Definition of “exhort” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exhort" in American English

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exhortverb [ T ]

us /ɪɡˈzɔrt/ fml

to strongly encourage or persuade someone to do something:

She exhorted all of us to do our very best.

(Definition of “exhort” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)