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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They also exhorted to release the pays with arrears of 5 months of all educators before the Muslim festival of Eidul Azha.
I wonder if other people were struck as I was by the photograph complementing the story 'UP grads exhorted to soar like fairies' (Front Page, 6/27/16).
INviewofthefactthatweareforever being exhorted to "shop in Wallasey", I think it would be a good idea if the Liscard area was kept a bit cleaner.
A warning disclaimer avows any liability for the use or misuse of Kinkycraft items; though the authors believe they are safe if constructed and used as directed, the reader is exhorted to exercise common sense and to test the items thoroughly before using them.
That our lawyers are exhorted to roam around the courtroom like an agitated and distracting animal, as contrasted to the mandated decorum, in English courts--that the speaking lawyer remain at the podium?
We're exhorted to buy the one liquid we can't live without from private companies who dress up bottles with pretty nature scenes that contradict the true environmental impact of their enterprises.
Just after being exhorted to donate an organ in Sudbury comes a solemn statement of fact from a goofy looking dog with a fireman's hat on that declares:
We are certainly exhorted to maintain the North American tradition of spending as much as possible, but for people affected by the economic bad news, that may not sound very encouraging.
Swiss designers also labour under the dichotomy of being exhorted to 'cross borders', to break out of their small alpine landscape, and simultaneously be aware of identity (not necessarily national).
I therefore found it more than a little ironic that in a journal published by our American College of Physician Executives on at least three occasions in different articles such career changing physicians would be exhorted to obtain a professional degree--"an MBA or an MHA." As I write this I am just one month short of completing my studies at Carnegie Mellon University for an MMM, that same Master's of Medical Management created by the ACPE and Tulane University.
On the one hand, we are constantly exhorted to see the march to the grave as a marvelous adventure and opportunity for "growth." In her latest book, New Passages, life-cycle theorist Gail Sheehy gives the decades of decline bouncy names like "the Flaming Fifties" and "the Sage Seventies" and argues that aging should be more accurately termed "saging." Thus Dole should be automatically preferable to the chronically callow Clinton, and if we can't have Dole, someone should defrost Den Xiaoping.
Throughout the Hebrew scriptures, God's people are exhorted to care for strangers, who are also called in various translations aliens and foreigners: "You must befriend the alien for you were once aliens yourself in the land of Egypt" (Deut.