exhort (one) to (do something)

(redirected from exhorted them to)

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.
See also: exhort, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
During a meeting with MNAs from Bahawalpur division and also federal minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique and departure to London on Saturday, he exhorted them to avoid issuing statements directly or indirectly against any institution.
The apostle Paul, among others, warned the Philippians that this was a condition to be expected; he exhorted them to be "blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation." It was precisely in this state, "holding fast the word of life," that he saw them as 'shining lights in the world' (Phil.
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.