hortatory

[hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech.

Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin hortātōrius encouraging, equivalent to hortā() (see hortative) + -tōrius -tory1

hortatorily, 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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hortatory
1576, from L.L. hortatorius "encouraging, cheering," from hortatus, pp. of hortari "exhort, encourage," intens. of horiri "urge, incite, encourage," from PIE base *gher- "to like, want" (cf. O.E. giernan "to strive, desire, yearn;" Goth. gairnei "desire;" Gk. khresthai "to lack, want, use," kharis "grace,
favor," khairein "to rejoice, delight in;" Skt. haryati "finds pleasure, likes," harsate "is aroused;" Avestan zara "effort, aim;" Rus. zhariti "awake desire, charm").
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Example sentences
He tried to enter the continent straight away, leaving the words to loosen and turn hortatory.
There is nothing dated about the author's hortatory message.
It is bland, vague, hortatory and lacking in substance.
Finally, such a phrase could never be more than hortatory.
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