exhortatory

exhortative

[ig-zawr-tuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving or intended to exhort.
2.
pertaining to exhortation.
Also, exhortatory [ig-zawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exhortātīvus, equivalent to exhortāt(us) (past participle of exhortārī to exhort) + -īvus -ive

exhortatively, adverb
nonexhortative, adjective
nonexhortatory, adjective
unexhortative, adjective
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exhort (ɪɡˈzɔːt)
 
vb
to urge or persuade (someone) earnestly; advise strongly
 
[C14: from Latin exhortārī, from hortārī to urge]
 
exhortative
 
adj
 
ex'hortatory
 
adj
 
ex'horter
 
n

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