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exhortation

noun

  1. (communication)  a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
    Type of: communication
  2. (persuasion)  the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
    Synonyms: incitement. Type of: persuasion

Etymology summary

Old French exhortacion and directly from Latin exhortationem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

exhortation

the act or process of exhorting | a speech or written passage intended to persuade, inspire, or encourage (17 of 449 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

exhort [formal] | exhortation [noun, derived]

to strongly encourage or try to persuade someone to do something (11 of 52 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/exhort

Macmillan British Dictionary:

exhort [transitive, formal] | exhortation [singular] | exhortations [plural] | exhorted [past tense] | exhorting [present participle] | exhorts [3rd-person singular present]

to try to persuade someone to do something (8 of 42 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/exhort

Oxford Dictionary:

exhortation

an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something (10 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/exhortation

Merriam-Webster:

exhortation

an act or instance of exhorting | language intended to incite and encourage (12 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/exhortation

Wiktionary:

exhortation | exhortations [plural] | advice [synonym, sense-specific] | admonition [synonym, sense-specific] | counsel [synonym, sense-specific]

The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable. | Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition. (30 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/exhortation

Random House Dictionary:

exhortation

the act or process of exhorting. | an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations. (16 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/exhortation

New World Dictionary:

exhortation

the act of exhorting | a plea, sermon, etc. that exhorts (10 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/exhortation

American Heritage Dictionary:

exhortation

The act or an instance of exhorting. | A speech or discourse that encourages, incites, or earnestly advises. (17 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/exhortation

Encarta Dictionary:

exhortation | exhortations [plural]

something said or written in order to urge somebody strongly to do something | the giving of earnest advice or encouragement (20 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609757​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

exhortation

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French exhortacion and directly from Latin exhortationem (nominative exhortatio) "an exhortation, encouragement", noun of ... (18 of 31 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

exhortation | exhortations [plural]

Origin: Latin exhortātiōnem, accusative singular of exhortātiō ("encouraging; exhortation"), from exhortor ("encourage, exhort"), from ex ("out of, from") + hortor ("encourage").

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New World Dictionary:

exhortation

Origin: Middle English exhortacion from Old French from Latin exhortatio

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

exhortation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "exhortation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/exhortation

Cambridge Dictionary:

exhort [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "exhortation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "exhortation"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

exhort [transitive, formal] | exhortation [singular] | exhortations [plural] | exhorted [past tense] | exhorting [present participle] | exhorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "exhortation"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

exhort [transitive, formal] | exhortation [singular] | exhortations [plural] | exhorted [past tense] | exhorting [present participle] | exhorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "exhortation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/exhort

the Free Dictionary:

exhortation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "exhortation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "exhortation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "exhortation" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

exhortation | exhortations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "exhortation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

exhortation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "exhortation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=exhort​02 word=exhortation

YourDictionary Audio:

exhortation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "exhortation" by speech synthesizer

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