exhort (one) to (do something)

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exhort (one) to (do something)

To plead with one 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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During the intervals of the ceremony, the principal chiefs, who officiate as priests, instruct them in their duties, and exhort them to virtue and good deeds.
In a telegram to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano just before leaving, Benedict said he was "filled with a great desire to meet the youth of the entire world to exhort them to become courageous witnesses of the love of Christ".