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cohortative

[ koh-hawr-tuh-tiv ]
/ koʊˈhɔr tə tɪv /
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adjective
Grammar. (of a verbal mood or form) expressing encouragement or exhortation.
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Origin of cohortative

1850–55; <Latin cohortāt(us) (past participle of cohortāre to urge; see cohort) + -ive

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