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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Our Typee friends availed themselves of the recent disaster of Toby to exhort us to a due appreciation of the blessings we enjoyed among them, contrasting their own generous reception of us with the animosity of their neighbours.
CHILD care experts exhort us to ban laptops, tablets and video games and urge kids to fall out of trees, fish for tiddlers in streams, play street games and pack jam sandwiches and bottles of water for 10-mile hikes through the woods in gangs of happy wanderers during school holidays.
He thus seemed uniquely positioned to be the leader we can all rally behind, the team captain to exhort us to row our national boat in one direction.
Politicians will exhort us to "pray for Orlando," as they go about doing the NRA's bidding with few exceptions.
Myriad charity challenges at hand exhort us to revitalize our social institutions in an Islamic bid of hope, optimism and fortitude, the mufti said.
So many popes and saints exhort us to spend time with our Eucharistic Lord.
All the readings exhort us to pay close attention to the concerns of the poor and the powerless.
SIR - Peter Hain and Carwyn Jones again exhort us to vote Labour in the local authority elections to send a message to the Tory/Lib Dem coalition.
POSTERS exhort us to be "passionate" about the North East.
The last time I saw a line-up like this was at a surreal David Gest fundraiser in Liverpool Cathedral when Peabo Bryson, Percy Sledge, Freda Payne and the Temptations leapt up to provide the after-dinner entertainment and to exhort us to 'save this beautiful chapel'.
He doesn't tell us the answer these questions-short of time-travel, they're essentially unanswerable-but he lets us know, even as he can't exactly tell us, Crazy Horse would probably not be pleased with the situations Shadowyze describes, and would doubtless exhort us to resist these present-day challenges to Indigenous life ways, via sociopolitical activism, the synthesis of traditional and contemporary culture, and education, the way he and his war party fought Custer at the Little Big Horn.
The filmmakers exhort us to confront the demon inside every one of us.
THE personal motivation experts exhort us to aim at "achievable goals", but government plans to reduce obesity and make us eat more healthily are obviously too ambitious for the great British public.
Thus, contra much current Nietzsche interpretation by both Continental and analytic philosophers (as postmodernist, metaphysician, or epistemologist), Solomon argues that Nietzsche ought to be understood as an existentialist and a virtue ethicist, a philosopher chiefly concerned to describe and exhort us to live the best human life--a life of character, passion, enthusiasm, and exquisite taste.
At the same time, Gober seems aware of the manipulation at work in this kitsch, of the subtle blackmail that acts through its tokens: the ribbons that exhort us to "remember our troops" (the yellow accents in the installation may key this association), the decals of the towers draped with stars and stripes, indeed the little flags that appear everywhere from antennae to lapels, the shirts and statuettes dedicated to New York City firemen and police, and so on.