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"exhort" in British English

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exhortverb [T + to infinitive]

uk   /ɪɡˈzɔːt/  us   /-ˈzɔːrt/ formal
to ​stronglyencourage or ​try to ​persuade someone to do something: The ​governor exhorted the ​prisoners not toriot.
exhortation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌeɡ.zɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-zɔːr-/
Despite the exhortations of the ​unionleaders the ​workersvoted to ​strike. The ​book is ​essentially an exhortation toreligioustolerance.
(Definition of exhort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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exhortverb [T]

 us   /ɪɡˈzɔrt/ fml
to ​stronglyencourage 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)
Translations of “exhort”
in Spanish exhortar…
in Vietnamese hô hào…
in Malaysian mendesak…
in Thai กระตุ้นให้ทำ…
in French exhorter…
in German ermahnen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激励, 规劝, 敦促…
in Turkish zorlamak, şiddetle tavsiye etmek, teşvik etmek…
in Russian призывать…
in Indonesian mendesak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激勵, 規勸, 督促…
in Polish nawoływać…
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