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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Regarding the general directors and section chiefs, the minister has exhorted them to respect the hierarchy, and to the knowledge of the Civil Servants Act of the State and the Administrative Procedure; since with these basic legal instruments they will be able to better perform their functions.
Delegates waved signs, wore colored T-shirts with the name of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union and cheered AFL-CIO President John Sweeney as he exhorted them to elect Democratic candidates this fall.
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.
The standing-room-only crowd roared its approval when Waters exhorted them to help her close the digital divide.