Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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