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exhortative

[ig-zawr-tuh-tiv] /ɪgˈzɔr tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving or intended to exhort.
2.
pertaining to exhortation.
Also, exhortatory
[ig-zawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin exhortātīvus, equivalent to exhortāt(us) (past participle of exhortārī to exhort) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
exhortatively, adverb
nonexhortative, adjective
nonexhortatory, adjective
unexhortative, adjective
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