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hortative

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adjective hor·ta·tive \ˈhȯr-tə-tiv\

Definition of hortative

  1. :  giving exhortation :  advisory

hor·ta·tive·ly adverb


Origin of hortative

Late Latin hortativus, from Latin hortatus, past participle of hortari to urge — more at yearn


First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with hortative


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