Definition of exhortation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌeɡzɔːˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɡzɔːrˈteɪʃn//
[countable, uncountable] exhortation (to do something) (formal)
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an act of trying very hard to persuade somebody to do something The play becomes a strong exhortation to enjoy life while you still can. Experience shows that encouragement and exhortation have not produced change.