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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The Prime Minister said that the spirit of new year exhorted us to exhibit utmost patience and tolerance while dealing with our national affairs.
He said, "Let us therefore resolve to make up for the past lapses and pledge ourselves to purge our society of the evils the Quaid exhorted us to root out from our midst.
By the time that Harold Wilson exhorted us to "build an economy in the white hot heat of the new technology" I was already a convert to putting your best efforts into building the new world.
incomplete task and exhorted us to go out and be productive.
Muir, who died in 1914, exhorted us to, "Go to the wild places and listen to what they say.
If this sounds like a bit of a non-sequitur in a film that mainly concerns itself with giving Millennial audiences our most seminal look at a cappella singing since Rockapella exhorted us to get up off the couch and go and find Carmen Sandiego (where could she be?
I have been to countless meetings where well-meaning, helpful people have exhorted us to "promote the city" and "big it up", "shout about our successes" and so forth.
Almost each one of them exhorted us to introduce refill pouch packs to save on spending for the bottle every time.
WHEN David Cameron exhorted us to 'hug a hoodie' he could have in no way predicted gangs of hoodie-wearing youths rioting on the streets of London and Birmingham.
John, our pastor exhorted us to reflect the love of God in a world torn by violence, hatred, and war.
The speaker exhorted us to redouble our efforts in the final stages of the battle for health reform, and as he spoke I felt my spirits lift.
Someone once exhorted us to dance as though no one were watching and to sing as though no one were listening.
In perhaps his worst ever song, he once exhorted us to Heal The World.
As he exhorted us to re-order the planet, the world insisted on carrying on its old, despairing ways.
In other words, the early Cage, rewording his famous interpretation of 4'33", might have exhorted us to awaken to species death as "excellent once one gets one's mind and one's desires out of its way and lets it act on its own accord.