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EtymologyEdit

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

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exhortation (countable and uncountable, plural exhortations)

  1. The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
    • 2017 June 26, Alexis Petridis, “Glastonbury 2017 verdict: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Stormzy and more”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Earlier on the Other stage on Friday afternoon, Charli XCX took a more straightforward, rabble-rousing approach, a flurry of confetti cannon, inflatables and exhortations to wild hedonism: “I hope everyone gets really fucked up this weekend!”
  2. Language intended to incite and encourage
    Synonym: counsel
    Antonym: admonition

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin exhortātiō. Synchronically analysable as exhorter +‎ -ation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡ.zɔʁ.ta.sjɔ̃/
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exhortation f (plural exhortations)

  1. An exhortation
    Synonym: encouragement

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