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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action;

2. the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion;
[syn: exhortation, incitement]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exhortation \Ex`hor*ta"tion\, n. [L. exhortatio: cf. F. exhortation.] 1. The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable. [1913 Webster] 2. Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition. [1913 Webster] I'll end my exhortation after dinner. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exhortation n 1: a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action 2: the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion [syn: exhortation, incitement]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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