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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.
See also: exhort, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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27 ( ANI ): Actor turned politician Kamal Hassan on Saturday exhorted students to find who is robbing country.
In Canada, one editorial in the Canadian Jewish News (August 5, 2004) argued that Iran "has now become the chief threat to peace in the world;" another one (September 23) exhorted the West to "stand firm against Iran." Other articles hammering on the same theme have appeared in the Jewish-owned National Post.
"Do not stab your fellow Iraqis in the heart" by selling land to the Jews, the signs exhorted. A visit to the Ekal Hotel proved that it was closed for renovations and had no guests.
In Massachusetts, Boston Archbishop Scan E O'Malley last month exhorted Catholic lawyers and judges to oppose gay marriage, the Boston Globe reported.
It's an intriguing statement coming from the woman who, in her landmark 1986 guide, Writing Down the Bones, exhorted everyone to get out their notebooks and write their way to creative fulfillment.
In this TAC all Bata companies were exhorted to work in co-operation with their local authorities to identify problems and carry out precautionary measures.
At the time of the offenses, 19 experienced psychotic symptoms--such as hearing voices that exhorted them to commit the crime--and 13 were homeless.
Similarly, it would have been better if Wolfson had exhorted less, quoted less, recommended less, and illustrated his call for imaginative press coverage a little more, well, imaginatively.
He exhorted that while giving amnesty to the thieves the government has absolutely ignored the general public.
12 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday exhorted youth to perform Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) daily and said it was one of the best ways to keep fit.
Clare president and Naascu chief Ernest Jay Adalem led the opening ceremonies where he exhorted students from all 14 member schools to support their alma maters.
Sultan Azam Temuri has exhorted the ITP personnel to make performance of the force a role model and ensure better traffic system in the capital.
CCODP also exhorted the government to "orient its security policies to promote a just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the promotion of human rights and justice in the rest of the Middle East."