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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: exhorter, from Latin exhortari, from hortari 'to suggest very strongly'

exhort

verb
     
ex‧hort [transitive]
formal to try very hard to persuade someone to do something [= urge]
exhort somebody to do something
Police exhorted the crowd to remain calm.
exhortation noun [uncountable and countable]

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