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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of exhorting.
  • n. A speech or discourse that encourages, incites, or earnestly advises.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
  • n. Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
  • n. Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of exhorting; incitement by means of argument, appeal, or admonition; the argument or appeal made.
  • n. Incitement to action, as of a nerve; stimulation; irritation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
  • n. the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion

Etymologies

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

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