exhort is a verb defined as the act of earnestly and urgently urging, encouraging, or advocating of a specified course of action. Exhort is commonly used in a theological context, e.g. to exhort someone to believe in the power of God.
1. The pastor exhorted the congregation to be faithful in their service to God.
2. She exhorted her colleagues to stand up for their rights in the workplace.
3. The environmental campaigner exhorted the audience to take urgent action to reduce their carbon footprint.
when used to refer to the act of following the advice or recommendations of another person, exhort commonly takes the form of 'take heed to the exhortation'. Additionally, 'exhortation' can also be used in place of exhort to refer to the act itself.