Definitions for exhortationˌɛg zɔrˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhortation(noun)

    a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action

  2. exhortation, incitement(noun)

    the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion


  1. exhortation(Noun)

    The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.

  2. exhortation(Noun)

    Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

  3. Origin: From exhortationem, accusative singular of exhortatio, from exhortor, from ex + hortor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhortation(noun)

    the act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable

  2. Exhortation(noun)

    language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition

  3. Origin: [L. exhortatio: cf. F. exhortation.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Holt:

    No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.

  2. Paul Sadler:

    As members of the Body of Christ, each of us have been endowed with a special measure of grace to use in His service. Paul develops this theme in Romans where he states 'For as we have many members in one Body, and all members have not the same office So we, being many, are one Body in Christ, and ever one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether...ministry, let us wait on our ministering or he that teacheth, on teaching Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity he that ruleth, with diligence he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

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