exhortation

  • 1exhortation — [ ɛgzɔrtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1130; lat. exhortatio 1 ♦ Discours, paroles pour exhorter. ⇒ admonestation, appel, incitation, invite, recommandation. « notre correspondance de guerre, qui ne fut qu une longue et mutuelle exhortation à la patience, au… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2exhortation — Exhortation. s. f. v. Discours par lequel on exhorte. Forte, puissante exhortation. vostre exhortation ne servira de rien. je n ay pas besoin d exhortation pour bien faire. On appelle aussi, Exhortation, Un discours chrestien & pieux qu on fait… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3Exhortation — Ex hor*ta tion, n. [L. exhortatio: cf. F. exhortation.] 1. The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable. [1913 Webster] 2. Language intended to incite and encourage;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4exhortation — late 14c., from O.Fr. exhortacion and directly from L. exhortationem (nom. exhortatio) an exhortation, encouragement, noun of action from pp. stem of exhortari, from ex thoroughly (see EX (Cf. ex )) + hortari encourage, urge (see HORTATORY (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5Exhortation — (lat.), Ermahnung, Ermunterung; Exhortatorĭum, Ermahnungsschreiben; exhortieren, ermahnen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6Exhortation — Exhortation, lat. dtsch., Ermahnung; exhortatorium, Ermahnungsschreiben …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7exhortation — index admonition, caution (warning), charge (statement to the jury), direction (guidance), discourse, guidance …

    Law dictionary

  • 8exhortation — [n] warning, urging admonition, advice, beseeching, bidding, caution, counsel, encouragement, enjoinder, entreaty, goading, incitement, instigation, lecture, persuasion, preaching, sermon; concepts 75,78,274 …

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  • 9exhortation — [eg΄zôr tā′shən, eg΄zərtā′shən; ek΄sôrtā′shən, ek΄sərtā′shən] n. [ME exhortacion < OFr < L exhortatio] 1. the act of exhorting 2. a plea, sermon, etc. that exhorts …

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  • 10EXHORTATION — s. f. Discours par lequel on exhorte. Sage exhortation. Forte, puissante exhortation. Votre exhortation sera sans effet. Il n a pas besoin d exhortation pour bien faire. Il s efforça de les encourager par ses exhortations.   Il se dit… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11exhortation — (è gzor ta sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Discours en vue d exhorter. •   Je reçois de tout mon coeur les exhortations que vous me faites là dessus, d étudier souvent une leçon si utile et si nécessaire, VOIT. Lett. 71. •   Il ne faut… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12EXHORTATION — n. f. Action d’exhorter. Sage exhortation. Votre exhortation sera sans effet. Il s’efforça de les encourager par ses exhortations. Il se dit particulièrement d’un Discours chrétien et pieux qu’on fait pour exciter à la dévotion. Ce curé fait… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13Exhortation —    The name given to the short addresses in the Prayer Book, beginning, Dearly Beloved Brethren. The Exhortation was introduced into the Daily Offices in 1552 and 1661. Formerly Morning and Evening Prayer began with the Lord s Prayer, but the… …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 14exhortation — /eg zawr tay sheuhn, ek sawr /, n. 1. the act or process of exhorting. 2. an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations. [1350 1400; ME exhortacioun < L exhortation (s. of exhortatio) a pleading, urging. See&#8230; …

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  • 15exhortation — noun 1) no amount of exhortation had any effect Syn: urging, encouragement, persuasion, pressure; warning 2) the government s exhortations to voters Syn: entreaty, appeal, call, charge, injunction; admonition …

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  • 16exhortation — exhort ► VERB ▪ strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES exhortation noun. ORIGIN Latin exhortari, from hortari encourage …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17exhortation — n. 1 the act or an instance of exhorting; the state of being exhorted. 2 a formal or liturgical address. Etymology: ME f. OF exhortation or L exhortatio (as EXHORT) …

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  • 18exhortation — noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of exhorting 2. language intended to incite and encourage …

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  • 19exhortation — noun a) The act or practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable. b) Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition …

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  • 20exhortation — Synonyms and related words: address, admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, after dinner speech, allocution, allurement, blandishment, briefing, bugle call, cajolement, cajolery, call to arms, call up, catchword, caution, caveat, chalk talk,&#8230; …

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