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exhortative

[ig-zawr-tuh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. serving or intended to exhort.
  2. pertaining to exhortation.
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Also ex·hort·a·to·ry [ig-zawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of exhortative

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exhortātīvus, equivalent to exhortāt(us) (past participle of exhortārī to exhort) + -īvus -ive
Related formsex·hort·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjectivenon·ex·hor·ta·to·ry, adjectiveun·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjective
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