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hortative

[hawr-tuh-tiv] /ˈhɔr tə tɪv/
adjective
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Origin
1600-1610
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
Related forms
hortatively, adverb
unhortative, adjective
unhortatively, adverb
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