[ ig-zawr-tuh-tiv ]
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  1. serving or intended to exhort.

  2. pertaining to exhortation.

Origin of exhortative

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin exhortātīvus, equivalent to exhortāt(us) (past participle of exhortārī to exhort) + -īvus-ive
  • Also ex·hort·a·to·ry [ig-zawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Other words from exhortative

  • ex·hort·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • non·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjective
  • non·ex·hor·ta·to·ry, adjective
  • un·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjective

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