protreptic

noun
pro·​trep·​tic | \ prō-ˈtrep-tik How to pronounce protreptic (audio) \

Definition of protreptic

: an utterance (such as a speech) designed to instruct and persuade

Other Words from protreptic

protreptic adjective

First Known Use of protreptic

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for protreptic

Late Latin protrepticus hortatory, encouraging, from Greek protreptikos, from protrepein to turn forward, urge on, from pro- + trepein to turn

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“Protreptic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protreptic. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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