hortative

hortative

[hawr-tuh-tiv]
adjective

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin hortātīvus, equivalent to hortāt(us), past participle of hortārī to incite to action, frequentative of horīrī to encourage (akin to yearn) + -īvus -ive

hortatively, adverb
unhortative, adjective
unhortatively, adverb
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hortatory or hortative (ˈhɔːtətərɪ, -trɪ, ˈhɔːtətɪv)
 
adj
tending to exhort; encouraging
 
[C16: from Late Latin hortātōrius, from Latin hortārī to exhort]
 
hortative or hortative
 
adj
 
[C16: from Late Latin hortātōrius, from Latin hortārī to exhort]
 
hor'tation or hortative
 
n
 
'hortatorily or hortative
 
adv
 
'hortatively or hortative
 
adv

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