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exhort

verb [T + to infinitive] uk   /ɪɡˈzɔːt/  us   /-ˈzɔːrt/ 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   /-zɔːr-/
Despite the exhortations of the union leaders the workers voted to strike. The book is essentially an exhortation to religious tolerance.
Translations of “exhort”
in Vietnamese hô hào…
in Spanish exhortar…
in Thai กระตุ้นให้ทำ…
in Malaysian mendesak…
in French exhorter…
in German ermahnen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激勵, 規勸, 督促…
in Indonesian mendesak…
in Russian призывать…
in Turkish zorlamak, şiddetle tavsiye etmek, teşvik etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激励, 规劝, 敦促…
in Polish nawoływać…
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