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exhort (someone) to (do something)

To plead with someone to do something. I exhorted the kids to behave at the wedding, but I'm still fearing possible tantrums.
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exhort someone to do something

to urge or pressure someone to do something. She exhorted us to do better, but we only did worse. The boss exhorted the workers to increase productivity.
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Finally, we exhort the governments and the political leaders to take an active role in defending their national interests related to this issue, searching for laws that achieve the best balance possible between national companies, consumers and with respect to the norms of intellectual property sanctioned in GATT, as a strategic gain for every one of our countries.
But as she tells him at one point in the film, trying to exhort the lad to write, ``You've got a great subject: Me
In the latter case he will want to exhort his Catholic faithful first of all.
24-25); both continue to exhort "gays" and lesbians to press on.
Brown exhorts that self-defense is far more than simply warding off physical attack; it is a life attitude of being mindful of one's own actions to keep oneself out of dangerous situations.
As the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith's doctrinal note of November 2002, observes, the Second Vatican Council actually exhorts Christians "to fulfill their duties Faithfully in the spirit of the Gospel.
The point we would most agree on is the statement that the church as employer needs to practice the social justice principles it exhorts others to follow.
The Eleventh commandment exhorts against how Christianity is misused to pursue personal and political agendas today - Jesus' teachings are not about electing people who will change the laws to force others to live as we demand, nor is it about accumulating wealth and living in personal comfort and complacency.
An in-depth resource filled with up-to-date advice, that walks the reader through the basics of filling out forms and exhorts how easy it is to learn about the newest scholarships on the world wide web.
Abramsky exhorts his fellow progressives to "uphold the values of pluralism, rationalism, skepticism, women's rights, and individual liberty" in opposition to the values of the fundamentalist Islamist terrorists.
This book exhorts the reader to focus on who she is, where she is, and how she plans to use her knowledge and resources to shatter the glass ceiling to get to the next level.
Speaking in his unique and personable style, Gordon exhorts today's musicians to "follow [the composers of the twentieth century] and grow in our own art just as they [the composers] grew in theirs.
In the afterword, the author, personally familiar with combat, calls 9/11 a "wake up" call and exhorts the U.
Lubovitch reminds us that dancing ain't brain surgery, and exhorts us to enjoy his choreographic patisserie.