[ek-ser-uh-buh l]


susceptible of being persuaded or moved by entreaty.

Nearby words

  1. exoplasm,
  2. exopod,
  3. exopodite,
  4. exopterygote,
  5. exor.,
  6. exorbitance,
  7. exorbitant,
  8. exorcise,
  9. exorcism,
  10. exorcist

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 formsex·o·ra·bil·i·ty, noun

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Examples from the Web for exorable

  • Yet that exorable Russian is less an elevated realist than an evangelic socialist.

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

    Meditations|Marcus Aurelius
  • It would be useless to appeal to the generosity of the Baron; no human sentiments governed his exorable purposes.

British Dictionary definitions for exorable



able to be persuaded or moved by pleading
Derived Formsexorability, noun

Word Origin for exorable

C16: from Latin exōrābilis, from exōrāre to persuade, from ōrāre to beseech

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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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