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[ek-ser-uh-buh l] /ˈɛk sər ə bəl/
susceptible of being persuaded or moved by entreaty.
Origin of exorable
1555-65; < Latin exōrābilis, equivalent to exōrā(re) to prevail upon, move by entreaty (ex- ex-1 + ōrāre to pray, beg) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
exorability, noun Unabridged
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  • Yet that exorable Russian is less an elevated realist than an evangelic socialist.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • It would be useless to appeal to the generosity of the Baron; no human sentiments governed his exorable purposes.

  • If a placable and exorable Providence, make thyself worthy of the divine help and assistance.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
British Dictionary definitions for exorable


able to be persuaded or moved by pleading
Derived Forms
exorability, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin exōrābilis, from exōrāre to persuade, from ōrāre to beseech
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Contemporary definitions for exorable

capable of being moved or persuaded by an urgent request or earnest petition's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for exorable

1570s, "susceptible of being moved by entreaty" (a word much rarer than its opposite), from Latin exorabilis, from exorare "to persuade" (see inexorable).

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